GEOG 597i
Critical Geospatial Thinking and Applications

Summary and Final Tasks

This block of instruction presents basic industrial location theory at a relatively fundamental level. Its primary function is introductory in nature. Advanced studies in economic geography involve the use of sophisticated mathematical models that require quantitative skills in excess of the basic requirements of this block of instruction. Nevertheless, the models presented in this lesson provide a solid foundational structure upon which more advanced levels of inquiry can build. 

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