Location is an inherent part of business data: organizations maintain customer address lists, own property, ship goods from and to warehouses, manage transport flows among their workforce, and perform many other activities. A majority of these activities entail managing locations of different types of entities, including customers, property, goods, and employees. Those locations need not be static—in fact, they may continually change over time. For instance, goods are manufactured, packaged, and channeled to warehouses and retail/customer destinations. They may have different locations at various stages of the distribution network.
KeywordsGlobal Position System Geographical Information System Geographic Information System Spatial Information Spatial Data
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Grimshaw, David J. Bringing Geographical Information Systems into Business, Second Edition. NewYork: John Wiley & Sons, 1999.Google Scholar
- Heywood, Ian, Sarah Cornelius, and Steve Carver. An Introduction to Geographical Information Systems. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002.Google Scholar
- Korte, George B. The GIS Book, 5th Edition. Clifton Park, NY: OnWord Press, 2000.Google Scholar
- Longley, Paul A., Michael E Goodchild, David J. Maguire, and David W. Rhind, eds. Geographical Information Systems: Principles, Techniques, Applications, and Management, Second Edition. 2 vols. NewYork: John Wiley & Sons, 1999.Google Scholar