Basic Introduction to GIS


Friday, January 29, 2021, 3:00pm to 5:00pm


Online via Zoom

This workshop is offered every semester as a basic introduction to GIS.   The topics covered are:

  1. What is GIS, mapping, and spatial data.
  2. GIS data types  and file formats.
  3. GIS analysis, problem solving, and case studies.

Learning objectives

  • To gain an understanding of what GIS is and how it can be used.
  • To practice using WEB GIS and Desktop GIS.

Fees and Registration

The 2-hour program is free for people with a valid Harvard ID.

For others there is a $100 registration fee. See for payment instructions.


Virtual - Zoom link will be emailed to participants.


Lead Instructor:  

Jeff Blossom


How to Apply:

Harvard Affiliates click here to apply (HUID login required).

Non-Harvard applicants click here to apply