Geographic Information Systems in Business

Geographic Information Systems in Business

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This book contains state-of-the-art research studies on the concepts, theory, processes, and real world applications of geographical information systems (GIS) in business. Its chapters are authored by many of the leading experts in applying GIS and geospatial science to business. The book utilizes a wide variety of approaches and methodologies including conceptual theory development, research frameworks, quantitative and qualitative methods, case studies, systems design, DSS theory, and geospatial analysis combined with point-of-sale. Since relatively little research has been published on GIS in business, this book is pioneering and should be the principal compendium of the latest research in this area. The book impacts not only the underlying definitions, concepts, and theories of GIS in business and industry, but its practice as well.Spatial databases can be used to identify the nearest shop or repair center to a customer. Utilities can identify whether a ... Mobile services can be divided intomobile commerce and Location Based Services (LBS) (Mitchell aamp; Whitmore, 2003).

Title:Geographic Information Systems in Business
Author:Pick, James
Publisher:IGI Global - 2004-08-31


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