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Supermarket Retail Points
13th February 2023
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.
Why do Geolytix love, use and publish Open Data?
27th October 2022
Geolytix use, create, publish and love Open Data. Here's why.
Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial
19th October 2022
If you use or develop open data and software for geospatial then FOSS4G events are for you.
UK Retail Points - Supermarket Locations 2022Q3
7th October 2022
Looking for a list of supermarket locations in the UK? Look no further. Free to use, accurate and updated quarterly. Geolytix have the resource for you.
Census 2021 - England & Wales first results
30th June 2022
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published the first results of the 2021 England & Wales Census this week at Local Authority District level.
UK Retail Points - Supermarket Locations 2022Q1
21st April 2022
A strong start in the first quarter of 2022 for the UK grocery market. The opening and addition of 196 stores and 48 closures in our latest data release.
UK Supermarket Retail Points - Q4 2021
22nd December 2021
The 22nd version and final update for 2021 of UK Supermarket Retail Points is available. Aldi continues it's expansion, Morrisons Daily stores increase and Mere enters the market.
Bank Branch Data Open and Free from Geolytix
23rd September 2021
We are making the last 5 years of canonical UK bank branch data fully open under a CC0 license. It includes all UK branches - including those now shut - that have traded over the last five years. Read for more information...
Geolytix open Supermarket Retail Points - 20th Edition
10th May 2021
The 20th version of Geolytix’s open data set; Retail Points, has now been released.
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.
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
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
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
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
18th November 2019
The collective market share of the ‘Big Four’ supermarkets (Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons) has fallen to 62.7%.
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
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
6th December 2017
6 facts about this release for the 6th day of December.
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
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
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
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
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
15th September 2015
With every release of the open supermarkets Geolytix aim to improve and build on the previous version.
Open Supermarkets Locations
18th May 2015
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
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
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
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
15th May 2013
Yesterday the Land Registry made, in my view, the most significant Open Data announcement for four years.
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
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
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
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.