• Global Retail Places

      Global Retail Places

      25th February 2021

      Retail Places identify areas where potential customers are attracted to interact with a retail environment. Retail Venues sit within these to specifically define a concentration of retail within a retail place.

    • Life After Lockdown

      Life After Lockdown

      9th December 2020

      Anecdotally, town and city centres have been busy since England Lockdown 2 ended last Wednesday. We’ve been busy processing up mobility data from Saturday to see what it tells us about the 18,000 Retail Places we monitor.

    • Did Somebody Say…It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…

      Did Somebody Say…It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…

      4th December 2020

      Wednesday marked the end of England’s four-week Lockdown II. Many retailers will now be looking to salvage what they can following a tumultuous year. The run-up to Christmas is always a condensed & critical period but in 2020 this is exacerbated. So, what can we expect during these next three weeks?

    • The Wales Firebreak

      The Wales Firebreak

      4th November 2020

      The Wales Firebreak that came into effect on 23rd October attracted a great deal of media attention last week, with photographs of cordoned off ‘non-essential’ aisles a regular feature. But has the Wales Firebreak worked in terms of reducing activity?

    • Consistency Across Borders

      Consistency Across Borders

      3rd November 2020

      As retailers increasingly take a more regional or even global view of multi-channel strategy, the importance of defining and applying a consistent data and analytical approach across borders has also increased.

    • Historic England - High Street Heritage Action Zones

      Historic England - High Street Heritage Action Zones

      21st October 2020

      How can you use data to identify ‘similar’ locations? For retailers, looking for areas similar to those with high performing stores, this may be a simple enough task. Counts of surrounding population, competition and demographic data lend themselves well to similarity modelling.

    • Geolytix Town & Suburb Boundaries

      Geolytix Town & Suburb Boundaries

      12th October 2020

      A common remark we get from clients is their surprise that there is no official published source of suburb/town/city boundary. 8 years ago, Geolytix’s created the Town and Suburb data pack.

    • Geolytix Seamless Town & Suburb Boundaries

      Geolytix Seamless Town & Suburb Boundaries

      29th September 2020

      A common remark we get from clients is their surprise that there is no official published source of suburb/town/city boundary. 8 years ago, the first iteration of Geolytix’s Seamless Town and Suburb were created.

    • How can data help our tourist towns recover?

      How can data help our tourist towns recover?

      10th August 2020

      We’ve been pondering this question at Geolytix. Here in our local state of Victoria, Australia, our tourist towns have been hit by the double whammy of horrific bushfires followed by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

    • PRESS RELEASE: Geolytix Retail Recovery Index

      PRESS RELEASE: Geolytix Retail Recovery Index

      8th July 2020

      There seems to be a broad consensus on top-level recovery rates in the UK as lockdown eases. But every city, town, village, shopping centre, retail park and local parade has its own story.

    • Retail Recovery - Que Sera Sera?

      Retail Recovery - Que Sera Sera?

      29th June 2020

      We’re often asked what a good level of forecast accuracy looks like. The answer is always: it depends. Some things are hard to forecast. Really hard. Even harder than convenience store turnover. Like, will things ever return to normal?

    • Geolytix UK Postal

      Geolytix UK Postal

      9th June 2020

      "For speed and certainty always use a postal district number on your letters and notepaper"

    • Geolytix UK Retail Places

      Geolytix UK Retail Places

      22nd May 2020

      Geolytix Retail Places is the ultimate product for profiling, describing and modelling UK retail. The data set currently has 21,942 identified areas of retail reaching from City Centres to parades of 3 units. It continues to be a popular and established product since it's very first release in 2012.

    • Geolytix in The House. Helping the Co-op support Wellbeing in the Community

      Geolytix in The House. Helping the Co-op support Wellbeing in the Community

      6th March 2020

      On Tuesday Blair, Dan and Jasmin attended the parliamentary launch of the Co-op Community Wellbeing Index at the House of Commons. Geolytix worked in partnership with the Co-op to develop this index which aims to quantify the wellbeing of communities.

    • UK Public Transport

      UK Public Transport

      31st January 2020

      Geolytix produce multiple GeoData packs which are updated annually and available as a purchased product or use within our services work. Public Transport is vital data when making location-based decisions.

    • 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.

    • Geolytix is Small but Global

      Geolytix is Small but Global

      28th October 2019

      I’ve been following Geolytix with interest since it was founded back in 2012.

    • The Added Value of Banking Data

      The Added Value of Banking Data

      30th September 2019

      Across the numerous sectors and markets we support and operate in there is one common theme that keeps arising… and don’t worry it’s not Brexit.

    • Machine Learning with spatial Big Data: How Uber helped us get there.

      Machine Learning with spatial Big Data: How Uber helped us get there.

      5th August 2019

      There is a notable trend in multinational corporations encouraging their location planners to work more closely with their colleagues in different countries as well as those doing analytics in different departments.

    • Inferring Traffic Counts from Network Centrality

      Inferring Traffic Counts from Network Centrality

      12th July 2019

      We were recently asked by a client to incorporate an element of traffic and road utilisation into the modelling of their network blueprint as they investigate opportunities to locate drive-thrus.

    • Republic of Ireland Retail Places

      Republic of Ireland Retail Places

      23rd October 2017

      Retail Places is one of our most popular datasets. We have now expanding this to Republic of Ireland.

    • Public Transport Data

      Public Transport Data

      7th September 2017

      Public transport data is fundamental to any consumer-orientated location planning project.

    • Education Data 2017

      Education Data 2017

      20th June 2017

      Currently in the UK, about 25% of the population are in education.

    • GEOLYTIX Point of Interest Data 2017

      GEOLYTIX Point of Interest Data 2017

      22nd May 2017

      Location planning spans a wide range of industries from retail to the public sector. Complex decisions require a multitude of inputs, and that is where Geolytix’s Point of Interest (POI) data can be used.

    • Retail Places – 2015 Update

      Retail Places – 2015 Update

      16th July 2015

      If you need a product that provides an accurate retail background to support your decision making, this is it.

    • UK Universities

      UK Universities

      21st April 2015

      With over 2.2 million students currently studying (and spending) in the UK it pays to know where they are.

    • 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.

    • When the Foundations Keep Shifting – Geolytix Town Boundaries

      When the Foundations Keep Shifting – Geolytix Town Boundaries

      15th April 2013

      One of, maybe the, biggest headaches working with reference data is change. Houses get built, roads are widened, people die and babies are born.

    • Postal Sector Boundaries by Geolytix

      Postal Sector Boundaries by Geolytix

      20th November 2012

      In early 2012 two customers asked if Geolytix supplied postal sector boundaries. It was renewal time, and both were scanning the market. I had no viable product.