Upcoming Events

  • Sep 19

    Making Sense out of Spatial Data

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Room B-127, The Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA

    An introduction to spatial analysis for various kinds of problem solving in a GIS environment. Examples of both raster and vector data-based spatial operations like overlay, buffering, and interpolation will be covered.

    Leader/Instructor: Sumeeta Srinivasan

  • Sep 19

    Wrangling Data into Maps

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Room 209, Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

    The ability to 'wrangle' various forms of data into a GIS is necessary in order to produce maps or analysis. Students will learn how to convert and properly geo-reference raw data in text form into GIS format, find and import relevant publicly available data, and produce a map of the results.

    Leader/Instructor: Jeff Blossom

  • Sep 25

    GPS Workshop

    1:00pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    Room B-127, The Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA

    This workshop will introduce the concept and various uses of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Students will use mapping GPS devices in the field, and upload the mapped data into desktop and internet mapping applications. Intended for students / researchers who plan to use GPS for their field work. Note: This workshop includes time outside, so dress accordingly. Bring your own GPS unit, if you have one.

    Note: This date may change due to weather and/or other circumstances.

    Leader/Instructor: Jeff Blossom 

  • Sep 26

    R Programming

    9:00am to 12:00pm

    Location: 

    K018, 1737 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA

    This hands-on, intermediate R course will guide users through a variety of programming functions in the open-source statistical software program, R.  This workshop covers blocks, loops, program flow, functions,S3 classes and methods, and debugging in R. This workshop is intended for those already comfortable with using R for data analysis who wish to move on to writing their own functions. Prerequisite: basic familiarity with R, such as acquired from an introductory R workshop.

  • Sep 26

    WoGPoP: Mina Cikara

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS S050

    The Working Group in Political Psychology Presents Mina Cikara from the Harvard University Psychology Department 

  • Sep 26

    URS Lunch: Talk by Horacio Larreguy

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Room K401, CGS Knafel. 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138

    This month's student/faculty gathering will feature a presentation by Horacio Larreguy, a professor of Government at Harvard University. Lunch will be served for you to enjoy. 

    Feel free to contact Cassie McGrath with any questions.

  • Sep 26

    Geoprocessing with ModelBuilder

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Room B-127, The Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA

    Geoprocessing tasks can be time intensive since they often performed on a number of different and large datasets. This hand-on workshop will gently introduce Model Builder in ArcGIS Desktop, and show how you can use them to increase productivity and the quality of your data.

    Leader/Instructor: Giovanni Zambotti

  • Sep 26

    Making Sense out of Spatial Data

    1:00pm to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Room 210, Kresge Building, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston

    An introduction to spatial analysis for various kinds of problem solving in a GIS environment. Examples of both raster and vector data-based spatial operations like overlay, buffering, and interpolation will be covered.

    Leader/Instructor: Sumeeta Srinivasan

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