Relating to the use of business geographics (GIS) in fields such as retail, real estate, marketing, logistics, banking, insurance, etc

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GIS data for fast food industry

I am working a small project related to fast food industry. I am trying find GIS data for fast food chains like subway, MC Donald's, Arby's, etc in state of Ohio. Basically, I am looking for point ...
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Available US State or National business (or employer) database lists?

This question dovetails with this post on geomarketing applications. I am familiar with some of larger, paid-for business registry's like InfoUSA and Dunn & Bradstreet. While the detailed ...
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GIS Consulting - How to Get a Foot in the Door?

I currently work for a very large company as a GIS developer, and while I am happy in my position for the most part, I can't help but wonder what life as a GIS consultant (i.e. working for myself) ...
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Open-source GIS implementation of the Huff model

This might be a stretch, but I was wondering if anyone implemented gravity modeling tools or scripts for Retail Market Analysis (like the Huff Model), to analyze spatial data for customer-store ...
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Top unsung business benefits for GIS

One of the biggest criticisms of GIS professionals is typically that GIS is an underused technology and as such the professionals feel frustrated that they only get to use it in very limited ...
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In ArcGIS how can I append the number of points that are located inside each individual block groups of the entire US?

I am using ArcGIS 10 and I have 2 shapefiles; (a) a polygon shapefile of block groups of the entire US, (b) a point shape file of customer locations throughout the US. What I want to know if how many ...
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Gravity/Huff model tools

I am looking for a way to simulate a gravity model using a point-based layer. All my points are assigned a z-value and the higher this value, the larger is their "sphere of influence". This influence ...
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GIS Buzzwords Topic

What are the main buzzwords today in the GIS market? Let's place the meaning of these ones too, so beginners can enjoy the topic as well. Example: SDI "A spatial data infrastructure (SDI) is a ...
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How to find the most spread out locations?

Probably a very simple question. I have a list of about a thousand potential geographical locations (lat lon), and of those I need to select the 200 locations that are "most spread out". I think that ...
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PostGIS: Assign ID of point in layer A to closest point in Layer B

This should have been an obvious precursor (that I didn't ask) to my other question: PostGIS function to create spider diagrams? If I do not know the relationship between a point in layer A (stores) ...
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Benefits of using GIS in business intelligence software?

Business intelligence softwares use a lot of data in order to create reports helping decision makers. Given that more and more GIS resources and services are available and that data can often be ...
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GIS Solutions And ROI For Local Government

In your experience, what GIS solutions provide the greatest ROI for local government's responsibilities? Examples: Parcel management, managing CRM cases from the public, emergency response, etc.