The primary purpose of the Spatial Business
Library is to be a one-stop resource for anyone who is looking for materials
to enhance their knowledge of GIS applications in business. Students and faculty
in business schools/programs, employees of a wide variety of businesses (large or
small, for-profit or not-for-profit, or public or private) in a wide variety of
industries, and consultants and businesses catering to GIS applications in business
will find the material in the site useful.
The Spatial Business Library is unique in that it allows users to add references
of all kinds (articles, courses, cases, books, audio/video clips, data sources,
analysis templates, tools for analysis, events, etc.) and tag items with various
metadata. Instead of containing only the standard information (abstract, author,
publisher, etc) users can add more detailed information like business disciplines,
application areas, industries, and suitability levels. Other users may then sort
or search by any of these fields to find exactly what they need.
Starting with an initial collection of about 500 entries we expect the library to
grow and become increasingly more useful with the active participation of the user
community. We anticipate that the growing infusion of GIS in the business world
will lead to growing infusion of this knowledge in business schools, thus increasing
the usefulness of the resources on this site. As usage, and user base, increases
it is natural to expect that contributions to this site will also increase.
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