What is the Society for Location Analysis?

The Society for Location Analysis (SLA) is a not-for-profit organisation run by a voluntary committee and sponsored by GeoLytix and CACI.

Its aims are to:

  • Improve the standing and promote the expertise of site location research.
  • Support the interests of the site location research community.
  • Encourage cross-fertilisation of information, techniques and practices (this obviously discounts commercially sensitive information).
  • Encourage discussions of matters relating to site location research

Benefits of being a member

  • Sharing best practice
  • Mutual support and networking with like minded people/professionals
  • Keeping up to date with the latest site location/GIS issues
  • Regular events and meetings


Meetings are a mix of presentations followed by discussion, and social events. Previous
presentations and events include:

  • Annual Future Forum
  • Government Policy and the Future of Retail
  • The Space Syntax of Retail
  • Town Centre Development & Regeneration
  • Retail Trends – Retail Property Implications

For more information about meetings visit the events page and subscribe online.