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September 2011 Data Changes for 2012 Announced
New Administrative Boundary and Unique Property Reference Number fields to be available from March 2012. Read More.
August 2010 PointX - an Update
It has been a quite some time since PointX made any press releases but this does not mean the company has been standing still hence this update on what has happened over the last year and comment on what is to come. Read More.
February 2009 PointX Data Selected for Government contract
PointX is pleased to announce that its data is to be made available to central government departments as part of a Pan Government Agreement. Read More.
June 2008 PointX starts transition to new trade data supplier
The June 2008 release of PointX includes Accommodation, Eating and Drinking data sourced from 118 Data Resources instead of Thomson Directories Read More.
September 2007 PointX expands supporting documentation
Detailed breakdowns of PointX classifications and mappings to SIC 2003 and SIC 2007 are now available to customers. Read More.
September 2007 PointX now includes Edubase data
With the goal of having the most up to date and complete datasets available the latest release of PointX now includes schools and colleges from Edubase. Read More.
April 2007 PointX appoints new directors
Ordnance Survey appoints two new directors to the board of PointX. Read More.
November 2006 PointX signs contract for VisitBritain data
In its ongoing pursuit of quality data PointX is delighted to have signed an agreement with VisitBritain (formerly the British Tourist Authority.) Read More.
June 2006 Revised Classification System Announced
In response to customer feedback, and analysis of data, PointX is revising its classification system as of September 2006. Read More.
December 2005 PointX appoints Ordnance Survey as Sole Distributor
PointX has made the decision to appoint Ordnance Survey as its sole distributor. In this role Ordnance Survey will be the only organisation permitted to sell PointX data directly to a customer in its raw state. Also, as sole distributor, Ordnance Survey will be the only organisation able to licence and support Value Added Resellers.
“Ordnance Survey is well placed to act as our sole distributor” says Phil Alder, General Manager, “particularly when you consider their well run Partner Program. We believe this change will simplify sales and procurement processes for our data.”
PointX's other co-Venture Partner, Landmark Information Group or, more specifically, Landmark Solutions will be able to focus more on what it does best which is to bring its real expertise in delivering GI solutions to both public and private sector organisations alike, through itís status as a Value added reseller.
December 2005 New Release includes un-verified addresses.
In response to customer feedback an effort has been made to make more data available in the PointX output. To this end the December release will include location information for features whose addresses could not be verified or are not actual postal addresses. For example, you cannot write to a payphone but having a description of its location may be very useful in addition to an accurate grid reference
May 2005More new data sets to be added in June release.
Always looking to enhance its data holding PointX will be adding petrol forecourt information from many of the leading companies including BP, Shell, Esso and Murco. Additionally the forecourt locations of Asda will also be added to the June release. Read More.
December 2004Definitive Post Office holding incorporated.
From December 2004 PointX data will include Post Office information sourced from the Royal Mail. The incorporation of this definitive source bolsters the existing holding of this strategic facility. Read More.
June 2004New datasets now available within PointX
The latest cuts of PointX data now include within them Bus Stop and Taxi Rank information as well as London Underground's definitive station listing. The inclusion of the Department for Transports NaPTAN data (National Public Transport Access Nodes) significantly boosts the "Road and Rail" holding whilst other public access nodes including, more Taxi Ranks, are still being collected. These will be added as soon as they become available. Read More.
January 2004PointX delivers Version 2 of its Points of Interest database
Having announced its intention to deliver an improved release of its pioneering Points of Interest database in Q1 2004, PointX starts shipping Version 2 of its offering before the close of January 2004. Read More.
December 2003PointX announces enhanced dataset
During Q1 2004 PointX will be offering an enhanced dataset. Read More.
September 2003New Datasets now available in PointX
Data holding enhanced to include additional Cash machines, Bird Reserves and Advice Bureaux. Read More.
August 2003New General Manager appointed
PointX is pleased to announce the appointment of a new General Manager. Read More.
February 2003Emergency Services Get Straight to the Point
The precise locations of every Police, Fire and Ambulance station in the country, over 5000 in all, are just some of the new features now available in Britain's most comprehensive database of Points of Interest. Read More.
October 2002New faces at PointX
Points of Interest provider PointX has announced 2 new appointments to its database team at Landmark Information Group's Exeter office. Read More.
July 2002New Database Points the Way to a Mobile Future
Many of the advanced 3G services promised by mobile phone companies depend on knowing where things are without reference to a map, and right on cue PointX Ltd is ready with details of more than three million landmarks and points of interest for England, Scotland and Wales, to help consumers find their way to a mobile future. Read More.