NEWTON MA (USA) - The Business Geography Specialty Group (BGSG) of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) announced the winners of the 2018 Student Paper Competition in Business Geography at the 2018 AAG Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The purpose of this competition is to promote scholarship and written and oral presentation by students in the field. Papers are invited from current graduate and undergraduate students on any topic in business geography including Retail, Real Estate, Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Transportation, Marketing, Risk Assessment and Risk Management as well as Supply Chain Management and Logistics.
The Maptitude mapping software team is proud to have provided corporate sponsorship for the Student Paper Competition. The prizes benefit students in higher education studying geography, with the goal to help develop business geography professionals.
The 2018 winners are:
First place: Joe Aversa, Ryerson University – "Practitioner perspectives on the role of Spatial Big Data in retail decision making"
Second Place: Alisa Hartsell, Texas State University – "Chinese Businesses and Community Visibility in San Antonio, Texas"
Caliper Corporation develops state-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. With a focus on usability, Maptitude is designed to be a cost-effective, professional mapping software product. Maptitude enables organizations to leverage their location-based data to improve decision making and planning, while minimizing expenditure through competitively priced solutions.
Caliper is a privately held corporation and is a leading developer of mapping, redistricting, transportation, and GIS software.