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Messaging, Case Studies, Curricular Resources, and Syllabi for Teaching Location Analytics in Business

04-29-2020 04:02 PM
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Given that location matters in business, and that Esri location analytics tools and geospatial data are increasingly used in business workplaces, how can faculty effectively teach principles and applications in location analytics?  This essay and its associated essays, which will be refreshed often, aims to assist business faculty in fostering critical thinking skills, spatial analytics skills, and problem solving in their students. 

These resources include:

For more information, see the Location Analytics in Business Education landing page.  




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I believe that spatial thinking can transform education and society through the application of Geographic Information Systems for instruction, research, administration, and policy. I hold 3 degrees in Geography, have served at NOAA, the US Census Bureau, and USGS as a cartographer and geographer, and teach a variety of F2F (Face to Face) (including T3G) and online courses. I have authored a variety of books and textbooks about the environment, STEM, GIS, and education. These include "Interpreting Our World", "Essentials of the Environment", "Tribal GIS", "The GIS Guide to Public Domain Data", "International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS In Secondary Education", "Spatial Mathematics" and others. I write for 2 blogs, 2 monthly podcasts, and a variety of journals, and have created over 5,000 videos on the Our Earth YouTube channel. Yet, as time passes, the more I realize my own limitations and that this is a lifelong learning endeavor and thus I actively seek mentors and collaborators.