Center for Spatial Business resources

From curricular materials and workshop slides to industry and academic journals, you'll find resources to support the understanding and advancement of Business GIS and Spatial Analysis.

ArcGIS Online for University of Redlands School of Business faculty and students

GIS industry journals

Curricular and teaching materials

MBA, Location Analytics Concentration

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Bachelor of Science in Business 
BUSB 433, GIS for Business 

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National and international workshops and conferences

Select the desired link below to access materials from workshops GISAB has held or attended:

2017: AMCIS Workshop, Boston

Workshop Agenda

Intro to Workshop and Sharing Economy

Location Analytics and Big Data

AMCIS Keynote Speaker


2016: AMCIS Workshop, San Diego


Workshop Agenda

Location Analytics and GIS


2016: ICIS Pre-Conference Workshop on Big Data: Foundation, Emerging Applications and Research - December 2016

Dublin, Ireland
Organized by Special Interest Group on Geographic Information Systems (SIGGIS) of the Association for Information Systems

Workshop Agenda

Overview of Spatial Big Data and Analytics

Spatial Decision  Making

Research Opportunities in Location Analytics, Spatial Decision Making, and GIS for IS/IT Researchers: Findings from a Survey

2015: ICIS Pre-Conference Workshop on Locational Analytics and Big Data: Foundations, Emerging Applications and Research
December 2015, Fort Worth , TX

Organized by Special Interest Group on Geographic Information Systems (SIGGIS) of the Association for Information Systems

Workshop Announcement and Agenda

Workshop Presentations
Brian N. Hilton, Ph.D. - Overview of Spatial Big Data and Analytics
James B. Pick - Applications and Examples of Spatial Big Data Analytics
Namchul Shin - Research Opportunities in Spatial Big Data, Location and Analytics for IS Researcher

Peer-Reviewed Papers accepted for Presentation at the December 2015 Workshop:

Author     Paper
Christopher Franklin   Space-Time Diffusion Visualization using Bayesian Inference
Olusola Samuel-Ojo, et. al.   Growth and Migration of Benthic Habitats: Spatial Microsimulation Approach
Pick, et. al.    A Spatial and Regression Analysis of Social Media in U.S. Counties
Omar Arlwais, et. al.   Evaluating Local Government Usage of GIS: A New Maturity Model
Peter Keenan, Gianluca Miscione   Desperately Seeking the IS in GIS 

 

2015: AMCIS Workshop on Big Data and Location Analytics, Puerto Rico
Agenda

Geospatial and Location Analytics Backdrop (A. Sarkar, D. Farkas)

Social Media, Crime Prediction, GIS, and Enhanced NLP Text Analysis (A. Corso)

Location, GIS, and Spatial Big Data Conceptual Foundations (B. Rama)

Intersection of Big Data, Analytics, and GIS (J. Pick, N. Shin)

2014: ICIS Pre-Conference Workshop on GIS and Spatial Analysis, December 2014- Auckland, New Zealand

Workshop Overview

Making A Case - Why are GIS and Spatial Analysis Relevant

Overview of GIS - Integrating GIS into Business School Teaching Overview of GIS - Integrating GIS into IS/IT Research

Building a Publication Record in GIS 

Industry Keynote by Scott Campbell, Head of Technology, Eagle Technology Group Ltd. 

Workshop Proceedings Papers:
Application of GIS to Support Regional Policy for Development of Renewable Energy in Southern California - An Exploratory Case Study Analysis - PowerPoint

The Role of "Big Data" in Regional Low-Carbon Management: A Case in China

2014: AMCIS Workshop on GIS for Smart Sustainability, August 2014 - Savannah, GA

Workshop Agenda

Workshop materials

Industry keynote by Mr. Bill Meehan, Director of Utility Solutions, Esri

Center staff publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Greene, Richard P. and James B. Pick. 2012. "Chicago's Changing Suburban Hierarchy: 2000 to 2010." Journal of Maps, 18(3):185-208.

  • Pick, J. B., & Azari, R. (2011). A global model of utilization of technology based on governmental, social, economic, and business investment factors. Journal of Management Information Systems, 28(1), 51-85.

  • Pick, J., Nishida, T., & Zhang, X. (2013). Determinants of China's Technology Availability and Utilization 2006–2009: A Spatial Analysis. The Information Society, 29(1), 26-48.

  • Nishida, Tetsushi, James B. Pick, and Avijit Sarkar. 2014. “Japan’s Prefectural Digital Divide: Multivariate and Spatial Analysis.” Telecommunications Policy 38(11):992-1010.

  • Farkas, Dan, Brian Hilton, James Pick, Hindupur Ramakrishna, Avijit Sarkar, and Namchul Shin. 2015. “A Tutorial on Geographic Information Systems: A Ten-year Update.” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 38, Article 9. Available at http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol38/iss1/9.

  • Pick, James B., Avijit Sarkar, and Jeremy Johnson. 2015. “United States Digital Divide: State Level Analysis of Spatial Clustering and Multivariate Determinants of ICT Utilization.” Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 49:16-32.

  • Pick, James B., and Tetsushi Nishida. 2015. “Digital divides in the world and its regions: A spatial and multivariate analysis of technological utilization.” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 91:1-17.

  • Pick, James B., Ozgur Turetken, Amit Deokar, and Avijit Sarkar. (2017). “Location Analytics and Decision Support: Reflections on Recent Advancements, a Research Framework, and the Path Ahead. Decision Support Systems 99:1-8.

  • Pick, James B. 2017. “Smart Cities in US and Worldwide: Rich Arena for MIS studies.” Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research 19(3):1-12.

  • Sarkar, Avijit, Mehrdad Koohikamali, and J.B. Pick. 2019. Spatial and Socioeconomic Analysis of Host Participation in the Shard Accommodation Economy – Airbnb in New York City. Information Technology and People. Special issue on Sharing Economy, published online. DOI 10.1108/ITP-10-2018-0481.

  • Pick, James B., Avijit Sarkar, and Jessica Rosales. 2019. A Spatial and Regression Analysis of Social Media in the Unites States Counties. International Journal on Geo-Information 8(11), 424, published online doi:10.3390/ijgi8090424.

  • Pick, J.B., Sarkar, A., and Parrish, E. 2020. The Latin American and Caribbean Digital Divide: A Geospatial and Multivariate Analysis Information Technology for Development. DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02681102.2020.1805398.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Gray, P., Horan, T, & Pick, J. B. (2013). Geographic Information Systems. in Gass, Saul, and Harris, Carl M. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 3rd edition, New York, NY: Springer Science, in press.

  • Pick, James B., Tetsushi Nishida, and Avijit Sarkar. (2013). "Socio-Economic Correlates and Geographic Aspects of Technology Utilization in the Indian States." Invited manuscript in revision with Jyoti Choudrie and Catherine Middleton (eds.), Management of Broadband Technology Innovation, Oxford, England: Routledge.

  • Pick, J. B. (2013). Geographical Information Systems, in Straub, Detmar, and Richard Welke (eds.) Encyclopedia of Management, Volume 7. New York, John Wiley and Sons, in press.

  • Pick, J. B., Nishida, T., & Sarkar, A. (2014). Broadband Utilization in the Indian States: Socio-Economic Correlates and Geographic Aspects, in Jyoti Choudrie and Catherine Middleton (eds.), Management of Broadband Technology Innovation, Oxford, England: Routledge, 269-296.

  • Perry, Monica, James Pick, and Jessica Rosales. (2015). “Renewable Energy Challenges and Opportunities: Geospatial and Qualitative Analysis of Southern California, “ in Xie, YiChun (ed.), Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem.  Communications in Computer and Information Science Volume 482, Heidelberg, Germany, Springer-Verlag, 571-580.

  • Franklin Christopher, W. Henson, and R. Garth, (2016). Translator TTX - Bridging the Communication Gap between Researchers and Emergency Responders, Chapter 14, pp. 105, Eds., Maidment, D.R., Rajib, A., Lin, P., Clark, E. P., National Water Center Innovators Program Summer Institute Report. Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc. (CUAHSI), Technical Report No. 13, 122 p. DOI: 10.4211/technical.20161019

  • Sarkar, Avijit, James B. Pick, and Jessica Rosales. (2018). ICT-enabled E-Entertainment Services in United States Counties: Socio-economic Determinants and Geographic Patterns, in J. Choudrie, S. Kurnia, and P. Tsatsou (Eds.), Innovative ICT-enable Services and Social Inclusion, London: Routledge, 416-443

  • Pick, James B. and Avijit Sarkar. (2018). Global Digital Divides. Chapter in Barney Warf (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet, Volume 3. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Inc.

  • Skaletsky, Maria, James B. Pick, Avijit Sarkar, and David J. Yates. (2018). Digital Divides: Past, Present, and Future, in The Routledge Companion to Management Information Systems, Robert Galliers and Mari-Klara Stein (Eds.), London, England, Routledge, 416-443.

  • Pick, James B. and Avijit Sarkar. (2020). Geographies of Global Digital Divides, Chapter 8 in Warf, Barney (Ed.), Geographies of the Internet. CRC Press.

  • Pick, James B. and Avijit Sarkar. (2020). Digital Divides, Chapter 2 in Adams, Paul C. and Barney Warf (Eds.), Handbook on Media Geographies, Boca Raton, FL, Taylor and Francis, in press

REFEREED PAPERS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Pick, James B. and Tetsushi Nishida. (2011). "Spatial Analysis of the Global Digital Divide." Proceedings of the 2011 Americas Conference on Information Systems, Atlanta, Georgia: Association for Information Systems.

  • H. Ramakrishna, A. Sarkar, and B. Vijayaraman. (2011). A Comparison of Infusion of GIS and Spatial Analysis Concepts Among AACSB and non-AACSB Business Schools, Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, Portland OR, April 2011.

  • Tetsushi Nishida, James B. Pick, and Avijit Sarkar. (2012). Spatial and Multivariate Analysis of Japan's Prefectural Digital Divide. Proceedings of 2012 Americas Conference on Information Systems, Atlanta, Georgia: Association for Information Systems.

  • Avijit Sarkar and James B. Pick. (2012). GIS in Business School Curricula: Trends and a Case Study. 2012 Proceedings of the Information Systems Educator's Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, EDSIG (Education Special Interest Group of the AITP, Vol. 29, pp. 1-11. 

  • A. Sarkar, H. Ramakrishna, and B. Vijayaraman, "A profile of OR-GIS journal publications: History and trends", Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco CA, November 2012.

  • Pick, James B. and Tetsushi Nishida. (2012). "Determinants of Worldwide Technology Utilization and Availability: A Geospatial and Regression Analysis." Proceedings of the Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE, pp. 4840-4849. Revised and expanded version under review at Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

  • Pick, J. B., Nishida, T., & Sarkar, A. (2013). Socio-Economic Correlates and Geographic Aspects of Technology Utilization in the Indian States. Invited manuscript in revision with Jyoti Choudrie and Catherine Middleton (eds.), Management of Broadband Technology Innovation, Oxford, England: Routledge.

  • Franklin Christopher G. (2015). Space-Time Diffusion Visualization using Bayesian Inference: Location Analytics, ICIS 2015 Pre-Conference Workshop. Best Paper Award in Workshop. Thirty Sixth International Conference on Information https://aisel.aisnet.org/siggis2015/4/.

  • Pick, James B., and Avijit Sarkar. (2016). Theories of the Digital Divide: Critical Comparison. Proceedings of the 49th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences IEEE, DOI 10.1109/HICSS.2016.484.

  • Koohikamali, Mehrdad, Avijit Sarkar, and James B. Pick (2017). “Motivations to participate in sharing economy: How location matters?” Emerging Research Forum. Proceedings of 2017 Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, MA: Association for Information Systems.

  • Sarkar, Avijit, James B. Pick, and Elizabeth Parrish. (2017).  Spatial Patterns and Socioeconomic Dimensions of Internet Use in U.S. States: Implications for the Digital Divide.  2017 DSI Annual Meeting Proceedings. Atlanta, Georgia: Decision Science Institute.

  • Pick, James B. Avijit Sarkar, and Elizabeth Parrish. (2017). The Digital Divide in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Multivariate and Geospatial Analysis. Proceedings of 2017 Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, MA: Association for Information Systems.

  • Sarkar, Avijit, James B. Pick, and Greg Moss. (2017). Geographic Patterns and Socio-Economic Influences on Mobile Internet Access and Use in US Counties. Proceedings of the 50th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences IEEE, 4148-4158.

  • Sarkar, Avijit, Mehrdad Koohikamali, and James B. Pick. (2017).  Spatiotemporal Patterns and Socioeconomic Dimensions of Shared Accommodations: The Case of Airbnb in Los Angeles, California. Proceedings of 2017 International Symposium on Spatiotemporal Computing, in press.

  • Pick, J.B., Sarkar, A, and Rosales, J. (2018). Social Media Utilization in U.S. Counties: A Spatial and Multivariate Analysis. 2018. 2018 DSI Annual Meeting Proceedings. Atlanta, Georgia: Decision Sciences Institute.

  • Sarkar, A., and Pick, J.B. (2019). Disparities in Purposeful Internet Use in U.S. States: Spatiotemporal Patterns and Socioeconomic Influences. Proceedings of Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy. Washington, DC: American University College of Law.

  • Sarkar, A., Koohikamali, M., and Pick, J.B. (2019). Spatial and Socioeconomic Analysis of Host Participation in the Shared Accommodation Economy – The case of Airbnb in New York City. Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences IEEE.

  • Munnich, Lee, Travis Fried, Joanne Cho, and Thomas Horan. (2021). Spatial Location and Air Transport Connections: The Case of Minnesota’s Medical Device Industry Cluster. Proceedings of the 54th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences IEEE.

BOOKS

  • Pick, James B. and Avjit Sarkar.  (2015).  The Global Digital Divides: Explaining Change.  Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

  • Pick, James B. (with chapter 6 co-authored by Monica Perry). (2017). Renewable Energy: Problems and Prospects in the Coachella Valley of California. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Nature.

  • Pick, James B., Avijit Sarkar, and Thomas A. Horan. (2021). Spatial Business: Competing and Leading with Location Intelligence. Redlands, CA: Esri Press, forthcoming

WORKING PAPERS

Assessing the Business Value of Geographic Information Systems: A Process-Oriented Approach, James Pick, Namchul Shin

GIS for Advantage in Marketing and Routing: Case Study of a Small Home Accessories Firm, James B. Pick, Kamala Gollakota, Hamid Falatoon, Lisa Benvenuti, Nathan Jimerson

Infusion of Spatial Analysis and GIS in Business School Curriculum: A Status Report, Hindupur Ramakrishna, Avijit Sarkar, Bindiganavale Vijayaraman