GKB: Geodemographics Knowledge Base

Geoanalysis is the analysis of data, eg demographic or customer data, by geographical area or other form of spatial referencing.

ACM Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining SIG

As a Special Interest Group within the Association for Computing Machinery, the SIGKDD aims to encourage research into new ways of using data and to promote the adoption of standards in data mining activities. The 'Events' page includes downloadable conference papers and other resources.

Australia's Topographical Mapping Agency

Geoscience Australia's National Geographic Information Group is the Australian Government's national mapping agency. It provides authoritative geographic information services and products to enable evidence-based decision making, deliver government policy, assist industry development needs and support community wellbeing.

Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (CSCA)

The Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity (CSCA) is a non-profit research unit based at Ryerson University in Canada. The Centre studies private-sector economic activities that deal directly with consumers, including retailing, services, financial institutions, and the developers who create the physical infrastructure of malls and offices. CSCA provides a research focus for members of the retail and development sectors and facilitates the discussion of issues of mutual concern, the exchange of ideas, and the development of a network of professional contacts. It promotes research, innovation, education, and discussion. The Centre has the support of almost seventy private-sector members and associations.

Data Visualisation - A picture paints a thousand words

Graphs and maps are a great way of making statistics memorable and meaningful, visit the ONS website for interactive mapping and data visualisation that allows you to engage with ONS data.


EUROGI, the European Umbrella Organisation for Geographic Information, aims to promote and support geographic information technology. Their site includes a number of directories of relevant information, ranging from 'GI people' to 'GI Industry'. It also contains a large amount of information on the European Geographic Information Policy Framework.


GeoComm combines high quality locally authoritative maps with verified, curated additional supportive map data and live location content into a single consolidated service that can feed into any public safety mapping application.

GeoCommons - Web Mapping - Research Guides at Dartmouth College

GeoCommons is a public community of GeoIQ users who are building an open repository of global data and maps. The GeoIQ platform includes a large number of features that empower you to easily access, visualise and analyse your data.

Geospatial Analysis: Website, Book & E-Book

Geospatial Analysis online is a free web-based resource. It provides a comprehensive guide to concepts, methods and tools, with many examples being provided using a variety of software tools such as ArcGIS, Idrisi, Grass, Surfer and many others to clarify the concepts discussed


Want to know more about a specific location? Google Earth combines satellite imagery, maps and Google Search to provide access to the world's geographic information.


Website containing a wide range of open data on neighbourhood characteristics with impressive content, design, and interactive functionality.

InSite: CACI

InSite, from CACI, is a market analysis tool that brings together database, mapping and reporting functionality. It enables users to uncover intelligence in marketing data, from finding trends and opportunities in customer information to understanding locations in terms of people and demographics.


InstantAtlas enables geographical and statistical information to be displayed within web browsers, it can be used to create stand-alone, interactive atlases, dashboards, profiles, or key performance indicator reports that allows people to view and explore patterns, monitor key indicators, present trends and support decision-making.

Location Analytics - Experian Business

The home page for Experian's web-based location analytics tool

MapInfo Pro: A complete, desktop mapping solution for the GIS analyst (precisely.com)

MapInfo provides location-based solutions and services that help organisations better understand their customers and markets in order to gain a competitive advantage. MapInfo solutions offer a combination of software and data allowing customers to map, visualise, profile, compare and act upon customer and market information.

MSN Virtual Earth

MSN Virtual Earth combines mapping and local search to provide answers to your search queries in a geographical context. This has now been consolidated within the bing.com service

National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis

The NCGIA is an independent organisation dedicated to furthering research in geographic information science. Current areas of research at the centre include the issue of accuracy in spatial data, and the potential for increasing the cognitive abilities of GIS.


OAC mapped at building level Parallel is a company offering a range of web developments, including uses of Ordnance Survey (OS) Open Map released in March 2015. The company has for example combined Open Map at building level with the 2011 Output Area Classification (OAC) to produce a very precise map viewable on the Parallel website. This helps focus on the geodemographic characteristics of built up neighbourhoods and excludes open space.
The Parallel website also includes many links related to its activities.

Professor Mark Tramner, University of Glasgow, School of Social & Political Sciences

The home page of Professor Mark Tranmer, based at Glasgow University. His research interests include the ecological fallacy, the modifiable areal unit problem and Census data analysis. His site includes links to downloadable versions of some of his publications, including one on the use of Census data in investigating the causes of the ecological fallacy.

Public Profiler

Public Profiler are leaders in training and research in spatial analysis. They have also created a range of spatial information tools for profiling the public, the public sector and commerce.

Quantitative Methods Research Group (QMRG)

The QMRG is made up of members of the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers with an interest in the progress of quantitative geography in Britain.

Research Group Geoinformation (tuwien.ac.at)

The website of the IoG at the Technical University of Vienna. Research within the Institute includes the analysis of spatial problems, spatial reasoning and the use of geoinformation in a business context. The site includes freely-downloadable papers and publications, many of which are in English.

Spatial Data Mining at LMU Muenchen

The homepage of a research group at Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, headed by Professor Hans-Peter Kriegel. The site includes a list of the group's publications, some of which can be downloaded in full.

The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis - UCL

The web page for the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis. It includes the department's working papers and journal publications, on a range of topics including the application of angular analysis to quantify space, the development of cellular models of urban systems and the study of the dynamics of urban areas.

Williamson, Dr Paul

Dr Paul Williamson's homepage at the University of Liverpool. His research concentrates on small area population microdata and the use of neural networks and fuzzy logic in geographical analysis. The page includes links to the products of his latest research, including the website of a project aiming to create a national set of validated small area population microdata.

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