MapInfo Pro v17 is coming next month, and it represents another milestone along the path towards being a fully integrated platform with access to Cloud-based APIs and web services along with online user experience improvements coming to the fore in this release. At Gamma, we have...

  What is Open Data? At Gamma data is our lifeblood. We rely on it to make decisions and to gain insight, we blend data from an extensive range of sources to meet and exceed client needs, and we build systems that present this data in a...

We have analysed the Eircode Address Database (Quarter 4 2017) to establish the increase in total residential units in Ireland in 2017.  The figures are affected by new construction but also by the change of building use, e.g. a building changing from a number of...

As GIS systems become more widely used, there is increasing demand for infrastructure to support them. The obvious way to extend processing capacity for GIS application is by scaling horizontally and simply adding more machines. Serverless technologies now offer a more beneficial alternative. Historically, to host...

Photograph: “Good Cheap Fast”  — Poster by Mr-Cup I attended the Checkout Conference 2018 in Dublin on the 13th February to get my regular update on trends in the grocery world, and indeed, on retail in general. Many of the speakers covered common themes. Most notable were those...

Last week some of our location analysis team were on location in London to attend an event run by our friends at Geolytix, who were marking the arrival of the Chinese New Year with an event that looked at retail location analysis across Europe and...

We have run queries against the Eircode Address Database (Quarter 3 2017) to establish the increase in total residential units in Ireland in 2017.  The figures are affected by new construction but also by the change of building use, e.g. a building changing from a...

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become a global sensation over the past few years. For decades it has been a store-based American holiday and now, with the popularity of online shopping, it has taken over the world, with shoppers getting great deals from the...