AggData to publish retailer data sets to Esri ArcGIS Online

AggData to publish retailer data sets to Esri ArcGIS Online Integration will provide seamless updates to the latest data Today from the ICSC Research Conference in Denver, CO – AggData is pleased to announce its plans to integrate with Esri ArcGIS Online (AGOL). What this means is that AggData Premium subscribers will soon be able to use Esri ArcGIS Desktop and Esri ArcGIS Online to directly import and map AggData retail location layers. The latest versions of the data will be automatically updated in the map view whenever the map is opened. Available now, Esri AGOL users can test drive several free AggData layers from AGOL. Users just need to bring up a map on AGOL, click the add data button, and type in AggDataICSC. Esri ArcGIS Desktop users can do the same trial by clicking “Add Data from ArcGIS Online” and searching for AggDataICSC. “Geography is one of the most natural, logical, and intuitive ways to connect business data with the context needed to make more profitable decisions.,” said Simon Thompson, director of commercial industry at Esri. “It provides new ways to discover, sort, and apply analytical data to business problems. Aggdata providing this information on the ArcGIS platform opens up the ability for organizations, no matter their size, to put data into context and make it work for anyone, everywhere.” Many real estate companies and retailers such as Target and Petco are currently using the data from AggData to perform real estate analysis using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) from Esri. With over 3,000 layers in 35 countries, AggData has one of the largest retailer databases on the...

Gem Real Estate Advisory Group builds Location Analytics platform with Beitz and Daigh Geographics

Location Analytics software will help support market research and site selection for new developments. COLUMBIA, SC. August 5, 2014— Real Estate Company Gem Real Estate Advisory Group announces today its new Location Analytics platform designed to support commercial real estate development. This new platform is built on Esri’s Business Analyst Desktop Software, cloud web-map services from ArcGIS Online, and Beitz & Daigh Geographics’ Opportunity Surface™ 2.0 Location Analytics model. Gem Real Estate now has the enhanced ability to locate and prioritize sites for development based on their clients’ location and demographic requirements by aggregating multiple demographic variables and data points to form a single opportunity surface which will help accelerate the site selection process. “Our move to Esri and working with Beitz & Daigh has been great.” said Eric Meyer, GIS Real Estate Research Manager for Gem Real Estate. “Esri’s technology combined with Beitz and Daigh’s real estate expertise has greatly increased our service capabilities to address geographic questions and work flows for real estate development.” David Beitz, President and Co-Founder said “We have enjoyed working with Gem Real Estate to explore all the ways we can improve GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for use in real estate development. I’m excited to see how the system will benefit their company in the long run.” Clients of Gem Real Estate Advisory Group now have more options when it comes to location analysis and site selection. Today, their project expertise includes retail, industrial, educational, medical, office, religious, active adult, multi-family, and various commercial renovations. This new system provides them the opportunity to help clients make sense of and spot opportunities within multiple...

See you at ICSC RECon 2014

  Beitz and Daigh help real estate developers attract retailers to their projects and make them successful. How? With location analytics from Esri. By using interactive maps and geodemographic data, Beitz and Daigh enable its clients to make proposals and presentations that look like they have hundreds of experts doing analysis and beating the streets. Join Esri and Beitz and Daigh and its partners at RECon to find out why the where in your data makes the difference between a good development and a great success. Come by booth #807 and give it a look — isn’t it time to see dollars instead of dots on a map? Read the article: http://www.lbxjournal.com/articles/power-presentation/260406 Beitz and Daigh Geographics utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to visualize, research, analyze, and display location data. Nationwide professional services and consulting are provided using the latest GIS software from Esri. Professional Services offered include: Market Planning & Site Selection, Location Marketing, Demographic Reports & Analysis, Predictive Analytics, and Target Customer Analysis. Consulting services include data creation, data management, software training, GIS project scope creation, and cloud based GIS implementation. Make an appointment today to meet with Beitz and Daigh at ICSC RECon...

Top 5 Restaurant Super Chains

  Top 5 Restaurant Super Chains: Where the elite are likely to eat.  By David Z Beitz, President and Co-Founder of Beitz and Daigh Geographics AggData and Beitz and Daigh Geographics have teamed up to determine and analyze the restaurants that are most prevalent in our nation’s Super Zips.  Author and social historian Charles Murray first coined the term Super Zips in his analysis of the nation’s zip codes in relation to their percentile ranks in college education and in income. The zip code’s ranking is a number between 0 and 99 representing the average of its percentile ranks in college education and in income. Using 2013 income and population data from Esri, the 1,097 zip codes with rankings of 95 and higher are identified as Super Zips. By taking AggData’s database of nationwide restaurants and overlaying them using GIS (Geographic Information System) on the Super Zips, this gives an interesting look into which restaurant chains have the highest penetration into this elite demographic. This study focuses on 294 restaurant chains with 50 or more locations in the United States and looks at the chains that have the highest % of inclusion in the Super Zips. To see where your zip code ranks – check here: http://superzip.beitzanddaigh.com/ If you are a real estate developer or leasing professional doing business in areas with high income and education, keep an eye on these restaurants below.  One of these just might be your next deal: Rank Restauant Total # of US Stores Super Zip % Categories URL 1 Pret A Manger UK 52 75.00 sandwiches www.pret.com 2 Cosi 91 59.34 eateries www.getcosi.com 3...

How online maps can speed up solar site selection (Client Success Story)

From GreenBiz.com: Together with Columbia, S.C-based Beitz and Daigh Geographics, NLR has created a sophisticated service that identifies solar farm development prospects in weeks rather than months, displaying them interactively in a map view. While GIS mapping isn’t new, what’s compelling about this particular application is that the layers can be updated in near real time. They can be viewed with a Web browser on personal computers, tablets or smartphones. Many variables go into deciding whether a parcel of land is appropriate for solar development: the intensity of the sun’s resources, how much space is available to accommodate arrays, soil types, environmental considerations, such as wetlands or endangered species status, and proximity to existing substations or three-phase towers. Researching a site for any one factor can be challenging enough. Considering all of them simultaneously usually takes months. Impatient with that timetable, real estate broker National Land Realty (NLR) turned to the ArcGIS online mapping and data visualization resource from Environment Systems Research Institute (Esri) to rethink how it evaluates land for solar development. Read More Here:...

Top 5 “GIS” things Retail Real Estate Pros can do to prepare for ICSC RECon 2014

Top 5 “GIS” things Retail Real Estate Pros can do to prepare for ICSC RECon 2014 By David Z Beitz, President and Co-Founder of Beitz and Daigh Geographics, Inc. It’s that time of year again where shopping center owners and developers are focusing on how to best present opportunities to retailers.  If you have not been to ICSC Vegas before then you have no idea how busy it is and how difficult it can be to maximize your time.  Relationships are an integral part of the show and just as important  is the data on your property.  Property owners must find the best ways to communicate the unique opportunities that are available for each location.  So with a little over 3 months left to prepare here are our top 5 things to do NOW to be ready: 1 – Update your Demographics, Traffic Counts, and Competition Aerials At this point, most of the major demographic companies are providing 2013 demographics. By now, or at least before RECon, your materials should be reflecting these new numbers.  This includes marketing kits, website, and e-mail blasts. You would be surprised by how many times these numbers don’t match even at the same location.  For example – you see a company’s web page that lists one number for the 3 mile population, then you click on the flyer and they show a different number.  Also if you create your competition aerials in GIS – then you can bring in new retail layers to check for updates.  You can do this with some traffic count GIS layers as well.  Usually the State DOT even provides these layers...