At Spatially, we talk a lot about location. We talk about location in terms of local advertising and where your ad spend will see the greatest return. We talk in terms of site selection and the role of location in brick-and-mortar retail. And, we talk in terms of city planning and the importance of using location intelligence to decide where to build that next park or other public good.
Yet, none of these conversations are truly about location. We’re not talking about a particular place or position, nor are we arguing that any one set of coordinates is superior to any other. We’re talking about the people behind the coordinates.
Location is a lens through which you can gain a new understanding of people. It’s a way of categorizing individuals based on where they live, where they spend their time, and how they interact with the physical world.