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David Huff, Pioneer of Retail Geography, Passes

It's with deep sadness that I learned of the passing (obituary) of Dr. David Huff, formerly a professor of business administration at the University of Texas, Austin. Huff passed away on August 30th. David Huff, for those that have studied retail geography and market analysis, knew him best as...

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Modeling and Simulation: AEgis Technologies Builds Core Capabilities in Era of 3D

Viewers of the recent Olympic Games probably saw 3D building models used by NBC TV. Those graphics were developed by AEgis Technologies. On its 25th anniversary, co-founder, president and CEO Steve Hill sat down with Editor in Chief Joe Francica for an update on where his company is...Read more

Making Location Work for Smart Cities – the Case for Location Standards

The Directions Magazine webinar, Making Location Work for Smart Cities – the Case for Location Standards, attracted 575 global registrants on September 3, 2014. In this article, Denise McKenzie, executive director for OGC’s Communications and Outreach Program, and Ron Exler, OGC’s...Read more

aboutPLACE: New Developer API for Hyperlocal Spatial Modeling

Spatial models have often been constrained by political boundaries (i.e. vectors) like Census Tracts or Zip Codes. Dana Tomlin's Map Algebra exploded the notion of boundaries by employing raster-based Map Algebra, and since, GIS systems have utilized heat maps, 3D...Read more

GIS Education News Weekly: Bronx CC Geospatial Center, New Biz Clustering Map, New Google Maps Course

The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center Opens The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CREST Institute (BGCCI) opened last Friday. The Bronx Community College Geospatial Center of the CREST Institute (BGCCI) is a collaboration between Bronx...Read more

The Search for the Silver Bullet: Building the Ultimate Sales Forecasting Model for Retailers

How much of a supporting factor is location in retail sales forecasting models? In this overview of different models and approaches, Rich Fenker, principal of theRetailPlanet.com, provides his perspectives on which models most often produce success and which may result in “dogs.”...Read more

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