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Introduction to GIS and Spatial Analysis for Retail Applications
|Consumer Data Research Centre, University of Leeds|
Drs Les Dolega (University of Liverpool), Andy Newing (University of Leeds) and Nick Hood (University of Leeds).
Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, Level 11,
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Kylie Norman; 0113 3430242; firstname.lastname@example.org
This one-day course provides an introduction to applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis in understanding retail sector dynamics. We focus on the visualisation and analysis of data related to retail supply (e.g. store catchments) and demand (including geodemographics) at national, regional and local scales. We consider commercial and public sector applications of retail analytics and introduce increasingly sophisticated analysis tools. These include GIS-based measures of accessibility and network analysis to determine retail service areas.
A series of fully supported hands-on practical sessions, interspersed with short lectures and group activities, provide an applied and theoretical perspective, with examples drawn from the UK but relevant in a number of international contexts. The course activities draw on CDRC data resources (where possible) and signpost users to further freely available or commercially-licensed data sources for use within their own research.
Participants will leave with a clear practical awareness of GIS and spatial analysis techniques commonly applied in retail analytics.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
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Yorkshire and Humberside
Spatial Data Analysis
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