Learning Resources Bank

Application of principles of geographic location

Following lectures on the economic geography students are given a local yellow pages or can use online business directories to identify all businesses in two industries (other than agriculture). They are asked to locate the businesses on a map. Students are then directed to answer three questions:

1. What location patterns are evident?

2. What is the most likely explanation for that distributed pattern?

3. Which principles of economic location the location patterns best reflect?