Geospatial Business Advantage

Build a thriving organization with location-based intelligence

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Uncover the value of spatial business intelligence

In an increasingly complex, connected, and fast-paced global market, leading companies are pursuing location-driven intelligence to drive market growth, strengthen operations, and enhance resilience. The most competitive organizations use spatial business intelligence to gain unique insights, revealing hidden relationships and patterns that drive faster, stronger decision-making. When coupled with business intelligence tools, location is the common thread connecting businesses to their customers, operations, and potential risks. Analysts can understand why business happens where it does and predict where it will happen next.

Geospatial intelligence

A comprehensive awareness and shared commitment to making the world a better place can help your business flourish in an ever-shifting world.

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Geospatial business advantage strategies


Geospatial business advantage at work

  • A headshot of Laura O’Brien, executive vice president of operational excellence at CBRE, smiling at the camera

    The world leader in commercial real estate tells a new story

    Even in a business that's all about location, it took some creative minds to see the potential of digital location intelligence. But once they did, the business results turned heads.

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    How data-driven John Deere wins the market

    Using artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictive analysis, John Deere helps its dealers spot growth opportunities in markets around the world.

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    Smart predictions for the world's largest berry producer

    Driscoll's, the world's largest berry company—with around a third of the global market—has stayed on top of this competitive business by grounding its operations in a strong commitment to data and analysis.

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    As disaster costs rise, executives add prediction to planning

    The cost of natural disasters nearly doubled in 2020, catching many companies off guard. Those that had already incorporated predictive analysis of climate risk into their planning were better prepared and quicker to rebound.

  •  Economist Jeffrey Sachs smiling while presenting with a mic in hand

    Sustainable business: A conversation with Jeffrey Sachs

    As climate change imperils communities, livelihoods, and lives, organizations worldwide are reconsidering what it means to be sustainable. Corporate leaders have begun to view the health of the planet as a bellwether of their business's long-term prospects.

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    Carhartt wins in omnichannel with customer focus, location intelligence

    With the same laser focus on customer needs that its founder demonstrated in the 1800s, Carhartt has distinguished itself as an omnichannel retail success story—well equipped with a data team gifted in location analytics.

  • A skier going down a snowy hill with mountains in the background

    A digital twin fuels record expansion at Vail resort

    Determined to deliver an early-season opening to thousands of skiers, management at Vail Ski Resort initiated an expansion of its snowmaking capabilities that relied on a digital twin of the mountain's infrastructure. But even the team working on the expansion wasn't sure it would happen in time.

  • An aerial view of hundreds of rows of vehicles parked in an outdoor inventory lot

    How GM maps and manages supply chain risk

    GM's production is exposed to a broad range of disturbances—from political uprisings and weather events to labor disruptions and supply shortages. When problems arise, the faster the supply chain risk management (SCRM) team can get information to GM's global crisis managers, the quicker the company can resolve those problems before customers are affected.


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