Market-area analysis - Not just for business anymore

Paul R. Burger

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

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The possibility of applying GIS analysis to individual students and applicant data to improve the recruitment process is discussed. Universities an other institutions are employing GIS analysis as market-area analysis, socio-demographic profiling and target marketing. The GIS-based market area analysis strategy used in Concordia University River Forest (CURF) is discussed. The demographic and spatial profile of a successful student was determined based on university grade point averages (GPA). Then a spatial profile of communities was created throughout the market area comprising individuals who share similar characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
Specialist publicationGeoSpatial Solutions
StatePublished - May 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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