A map with the latest 9000 UK companies

Discussion in 'Regional forums' started by Dato Capital Reports, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. Posted: Apr 10, 2014 By: Dato Capital Reports Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  2. Anonymouse72

    Anonymouse72 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    the dots are still disappearing onto the sea when i zoom in, so are the remaining locations still showing correctly?
     
    Posted: Apr 10, 2014 By: Anonymouse72 Member since: Jun 16, 2012
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  3. It works fine for me. Tha map is hosted in the Google Maps Engine platform so it should be reliable! Does it happen to you always?
     
    Posted: Apr 10, 2014 By: Dato Capital Reports Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  4. Anonymouse72

    Anonymouse72 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    just tried again, using chrome browser, on the 3rd click of zoom in, dots in the water.
     
    Posted: Apr 10, 2014 By: Anonymouse72 Member since: Jun 16, 2012
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  5. Yes, there are some dots in the water near Liverpool, we are reviewing it. Thanks for the feedback!
     
    Posted: Apr 11, 2014 By: Dato Capital Reports Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  6. Anonymouse72

    Anonymouse72 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    you're welcome :) perhaps they're scuba diving centres eh? ;)
     
    Posted: Apr 11, 2014 By: Anonymouse72 Member since: Jun 16, 2012
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  7. MASSEY

    MASSEY UKBF Legend Full Member

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    Well my thoughts are that's 9000 companies telesales people can spam :D

    It is interesting to look at. As expected, London is out performing everyone (yawn) shocked to see so many dots around liverpool i must say :eek:

    Looks like Manchester is giving Birmingham a run for its money.
     
    Posted: Apr 12, 2014 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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  8. IanG

    IanG UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    The dots in the water are all BT postcodes, the northing/eastings for these codes are in Irish Grid format, not standard UK.

    Hence you can't easily combine the two sets as if you put Irish data on a UK plot you'll see BT codes which should be a few hundred km north and east of Kerry in the SW of Ireland being plotted the same* distance away from the coast of Cornwall.

    That also explains the relative prevalence of the rest of the North West - its a comparable distance from Cornwall as Kerry is to NI.

    (* - the Irish Grid is also rotated slightly so its not just a case of adding an integer offset to each code although it is calculable if you want to convert the BT codes in your set if you're doing the lookups against your own postcode table.)
     
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    Posted: Apr 13, 2014 By: IanG Member since: May 8, 2011
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  9. There are no phone numbers in the data so they are safe from spamming (at least by phone) :)
     
    Posted: Apr 23, 2014 By: Dato Capital Reports Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  10. IanG

    IanG UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    You really should employ me to sort out those rogue NI codes, would be done by now.
     
    Posted: Apr 24, 2014 By: IanG Member since: May 8, 2011
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