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Sunday, November 8 • 2:15pm - 2:45pm
Class Group Project: Performing a Market Analysis with ArcGIS Online

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Andrew DiGiovanni and Jason Tetu, Lebanon High School

Engage your students with a great application of ArcGIS Online. Challenge groups to act as business relocation firms! After covering topics such as industrial practices, consumerism, the layouts of cities, and socioeconomic trends, the students in AP Geography at Lebanon High School used ArcGIS Online along with research tools to determine what would be the ideal new location for their teacher's fictional whitewater kayak production company. Each team started with key information such as the size requirements of the company facility, including production, office, and retail space. They were also allowed to submit questions about other operational, labor, and production costs to obtain the best location. Teams evaluated site, situation, and market factors to weigh potential locations for the new facility. Then, each made a presentation about the location they picked to a review board. Embedded maps had to show evidence to support the team’s decision. Students chose the appropriate Esri layers to study - drawing upon their experience with finding relationships between various economic and cultural variables for a given region, on a variety of scales, prior to the project. Data within the GIS layers was combined with other information to find population centers that suited the business owner's requirements. Students shared their research on the expected effects of their chosen locations on adjusted costs and growth potential compared to the company's current headquarters, and the new market’s proximity to whitewater access. Come see some of the highlights. Account preparation with ArcGIS Online in advance through ConnectED is recommended (see http://www.esri.com/connected). You'll want to come up with your own version of this exciting project!

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Andrew DiGiovanni

Education Technology Integrator, Lebanon High School
Science, music, skiing and sailing.

Sunday November 8, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm
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