MDPW: Analyzing Garbage District Routes and Cart Capacities

GIS is intended to be utilized to provide solutions to spatial problems. Vehicle routing is a spatial problem, with garbage routing being a classic example. Recently, the studio undertook the project of assisting Milwaukee Department of Public Works in creating a network dataset to efficiently route their garbage trucks that service over 190,000 households. A …

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How to use the Customer Prospecting Tool for Business Analyst

How to use the Customer Prospecting Tool for Business Analyst   Customer prospecting allows you to locate regions with ideal demographic characteristics for targeting new customers.  This tool will produce an output layer that will contain demographic data that you define in the Demographic Query dialog box.  This layer will display only the criteria that …

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How to Display Business Points Using NAICS Codes With Business Analyst Desktop

How to Display Business Points using NAICS codes with Business Analyst Desktop   The NAICS code, North American Industry Classification System, “is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy” (US Census Bureau).  This data is …

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