Techniques and Methods of GIS for Business

Techniques and Methods of GIS for Business

Richard P. Greene (Northern Illinois University, USA) and John C. Stager (Claremont Graduate University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-399-9.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter reviews some standard techniques and methods of geographic information systems for business applications. Characteristics of spatial databases are first reviewed and discussed. Methods of displaying spatial data are compared and contrasted and GIS overlay procedures are described. Two case studies showcase many of the techniques introduced. The first case study illustrates the use of GIS for analyzing an urban labor market while the second demonstrates the integration of modeling functions into a GIS with an application of the gravity model.

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