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    • Geolytix Supermarket Retail Points V19

      Geolytix Supermarket Retail Points V19

      18th February 2021

      Our comprehensive data set of supermarket and convenience store locations across the UK, Retail Points, has now been updated and released the 19th version.

    • Supermarket Retail Points

      Supermarket Retail Points

      18th January 2021

      Retail Points is a comprehensive data set of supermarket and convenience store locations across the UK. Geolytix release this as open data allowing for unrestricted use, no licensing requirements and without cost.

    • Geolytix Retail Points - August 2020 - Including UK coverage of Spar

      Geolytix Retail Points - August 2020 - Including UK coverage of Spar

      25th August 2020

      As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, many supermarket store openings and closures for this quarter were delayed.

    • Retail Points - Spar and Dunnes in Northern Ireland

      Retail Points - Spar and Dunnes in Northern Ireland

      17th May 2020

      We are releasing the 16th version of our open Retail Points data. For this update we have included Spar and Dunnes stores for Northern Ireland.

    • European Census and Indices

      European Census and Indices

      27th January 2020

      Census data is a powerful source of statistics able to describe a population. The data can be complex, messy, expensive, difficult to access and vary from country. Geolytix has taken the time to remove this hassle and make the data accessible, functional and open.

    • UK Supermarket Retail Points

      UK Supermarket Retail Points

      24th January 2020

      The latest release of the GEOLYTIX open Retail Points data set with the most recent openings and closures captured.

    • GEOLYTIX Supermarket Retail Points

      GEOLYTIX Supermarket Retail Points

      18th November 2019

      The collective market share of the ‘Big Four’ supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons) has fallen to 62.7%.

    • Retail Points - Introducing Jacks

      Retail Points - Introducing Jacks

      27th June 2019

      Lidl and Aldi continue to lead the table in new openings.

    • Open EU 2011 Census Data Pack

      Open EU 2011 Census Data Pack

      13th November 2018

      Free is an odd word. Free has a duality; gratis “for free”, and libre “with few restrictions”.

    • 4 Years of Retail Points

      4 Years of Retail Points

      23rd October 2018

      It’s been 4 years since the first release of Retail Points (previously Open Supermarkets) and hasn’t it been an exciting time in the world of grocery.

    • Retail Points Updated

      Retail Points Updated

      6th December 2017

      6 facts about this release for the 6th day of December.

    • European Census Data and Boundaries

      European Census Data and Boundaries

      7th November 2017

      Censuses have been a critical element of running a civilisation since civilisation began.

    • Retail Points Update - May 2017

      Retail Points Update - May 2017

      31st May 2017

      Not only has it been busy in the Geolytix office but as always in the turbulent world of food retail there having been many announcements over the past few months.

    • Administrative Boundaries > OpenStreetMap

      Administrative Boundaries > OpenStreetMap

      31st March 2017

      Here at GEOLYTIX we believe that the best available administrative boundaries data should be open and easily accessible. We are a little vain in respect to our maps. Badly fitting boundaries should not be crossed out.

    • Retail Points Update - October 2016

      Retail Points Update - October 2016

      19th October 2016

      Since the last release of Retail Points the Netto and Sainsburys joint venture trial has ended resulting in closure of all 16 stores.

    • Open Supermarkets now known as Retail Points

      Open Supermarkets now known as Retail Points

      5th April 2016

      Today sees the release of the latest instalment of Open Supermarkets, we have now renamed this Retail Points.

    • Open Supermarkets – Now including Co-op Societies and Iceland

      Open Supermarkets – Now including Co-op Societies and Iceland

      15th September 2015

      With every release of the open supermarkets Geolytix aim to improve and build on the previous version.

    • Open Supermarkets Locations
    • Open Supermarket Locations – now includes the Co-operative Group

      Open Supermarket Locations – now includes the Co-operative Group

      14th January 2015

      Version 4 of open supermarkets is now available with the following notable additions to its predecessor:

    • Open Supermarket Locations

      Open Supermarket Locations

      22nd October 2014

      A drive or walk round any suburb or city nowadays seems to reveal at least one recently opened supermarket.

    • Workplace Data Release

      Workplace Data Release

      23rd June 2014

      The world is getting more mobile and connected. As analysts we need to go beyond knowing what types of people sleep where.

    • UK Open Census Data

      UK Open Census Data

      2nd January 2014

      First off, congratulations to Jeni Tennison OBE and Keith Dugmore MBE on their gongs for services to Open Data.

    • A Big breakthrough for Open Data – detailed House Price Paid data

      A Big breakthrough for Open Data – detailed House Price Paid data

      15th May 2013

      Yesterday the Land Registry made, in my view, the most significant Open Data announcement for four years.

    • The Languages of London

      The Languages of London

      30th March 2013

      I’m working on a couple of projects where Culture/Ethnicity/Language are pretty high up the ‘important stuff we have to consider’ list.

    • Why Open Data leads to Higher Quality Data

      Why Open Data leads to Higher Quality Data

      20th February 2013

      We are often told Geolytix are foolish to ‘give away’ data we have created, especially when we know we could license that data for good money.

    • UK Census Pack – Open Data

      UK Census Pack – Open Data

      14th February 2013

      For the last couple of weeks at Geolytix we’ve been eager little data bunnies processing the detailed English, Welsh and Northern Irish Census Data.

    • Open Data Census 2011 Pack

      Open Data Census 2011 Pack

      30th January 2013

      The decennial censuses of the United Kingdom cost our country ~£500,000,000 and is the biggest, most expensive to collect and most important set of Open Data that exists.