Geo Semester II

Geography
Situation Factors

proximity to inputs

makers

transport choices

Site Factors

Labor

Land
Capital

 

geologic factors (sand, soil)

 

Types of Services

Consumer

Business

Public

Changes in number of employees

Central Place Theory

Market Area of a Service
Size of Market Area
Range
Threshold

Primary

Agriculture
Lumber
Mining

Secondary

Industry
Processing

Tertiary

Services
Education
Financial
Sales

Bulk-gaining
closest to customer (beer, car, steel)
bulk-reducing
furthest from customer (raw goods)
Central Place Theory

whast is the market area of a service ?

 

range: how far someone is willing to travel to product

threshold: minimum # of people to make business viable

 

hexagon shaped market

profitability of a location

optimal location within a market

Metropolitan Statistical Area

50% workin city

at least 25 people per sq mile

Concentric zone model

by Burgess

Social Economic status

Sector Model

by Hoyt

Family Status

Multiple nuclein model

Harris and Ulman

 

segregation

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