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March 2007, Vol. 130, No. 3
The geospatial distribution of employment: a new visual asset
Jessica Helfand, Akbar Sadeghi, and David Talan
The advent of powerful computing capabilities and mapping software now allows more sophisticated analysis of new and existing problems through the visual display of information. The center point of these new features is the ability to provide pinpoint locations for geographic features; defined by precise latitude and longitude coordinates, called "geocodes." In any geocoding system involving businesses, the key is to have accurate physical location addresses. 1
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1 Richard Clayton, "Geocoding the Business Register at the Bureau of Labor Statistics," Paper presented at 15th International Rountable on Business Survey Frames, Washington, DC, Oct. 22–25, 2001.
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