Did you know that Brock University now has a campus-wide educational site license for ArcGIS (geographic information system) software from ESRI?
Training sessions are offered by the capable staff from the Map Library, and the software may be obtained by Brock University faculty, staff, and students.More information is available on the Map Library’s ArcGIS at Brock page.
The ESRI corporate website contains many case studies of GIS applications in Business settings and in a variety of different industries such as: Defense, Education, Health, Transportation and Utilities.
Brock Library’s collection contains a number of fairly recent books related to GIS use in business such as:
- Achieving business success with GIS by Bruce Douglas. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2008. Call No: G 70.212 D68 2008.
- Business site selection, location analysis, and GIS by Richard L Church and Alan T. Murray. Hoboken, Wiley, 2009. Call No: HD 58 C48 2009.
Here is an interesting use of geographic information systems to visualize executive compensation data in a ‘mashup with US county-level income data: