First Faculty Mentor

Dr. Keith Bremer

Department

Geosciences

Award

1st Empirical Undergraduate

Classification

Undergraduate (Senior)

Description

This project examines the environmental and socioeconomic variables for why antique car dealerships are located in specific cities of the United States. The project looks at these variables to see if antique car dealerships are located in cities with high median income, high populations of people 65 years and older, high average temperatures, and low annual precipitation. Data were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, National Centers for Environmental Information, and Yellow Pages. Data were entered into ArcGIS and Excel for map creation and correlation analysis. The results do not show strong correlations between the number of antique car dealerships and the other variables. This study did accomplish creating a map depicting relative locations of antique car dealerships in the southern U.S. Future studies can examine new variables for possible trends in the locations of antique car dealerships.

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The Spatial Distribution of Antique Car Dealerships in the Southern United States

This project examines the environmental and socioeconomic variables for why antique car dealerships are located in specific cities of the United States. The project looks at these variables to see if antique car dealerships are located in cities with high median income, high populations of people 65 years and older, high average temperatures, and low annual precipitation. Data were obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, National Centers for Environmental Information, and Yellow Pages. Data were entered into ArcGIS and Excel for map creation and correlation analysis. The results do not show strong correlations between the number of antique car dealerships and the other variables. This study did accomplish creating a map depicting relative locations of antique car dealerships in the southern U.S. Future studies can examine new variables for possible trends in the locations of antique car dealerships.