CHAPTER 1

How to Recognize Spatial Problems and Opportunities by Becoming a “Spatial Thinker”

Now that you have an overview of location analytics it’s time to train your thinking to recognize when this methodology can be properly used. Location analytics stands for the analysis, measure, and display of location data. This term can apply to many different business categories other than just real estate. So how do you learn to recognize when to take advantage of this powerful tool? One way is to review case studies and articles on how others have used location analytics to solve problems or improve business operations. Later in this book we will go into some of these more detailed case studies. Another way is to train your brain to recognize spatial ...

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