This full-day workshop offers hands on instruction on learning and applying several GIS and mapping techniques commonly used by those practicing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The workshop will include discussion and interactive exercises aimed to contextualize the usage of geography and maps for each participant's individual research or teaching interests.
Specifically, the workshop will cover:
Introduction to and examples of the digital spatial humanities...
This workshop introduces the basic elements of Python, a general purpose programming language commonly used for data cleaning, analysis, visualization, and other applications. Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-pyintro for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey). Read more about Introduction to Python
Room B-127, The Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
Learn the basics of remote sensing technology, image data properties, and software tools and procedures for satellite image processing. Hands on usage of Multispec software for multi-band combinations, supervised and unsupervised classification on a Landsat satellite image.
Leader/Instructor: Sumeeta Srinivasan
REGISTER March 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm NON-HARVARD REGISTER Leader/Instructor Giovanni Zambotti 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. Download Workshop Materials Location Training Workshops - Countway Library
REGISTER March 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm Leader/Instructor Stacy Bogan NON-HARVARD REGISTER One popular use of remote sensing is the analysis of land use change over time. In this workshop, students will learn how to search for and download free Landsat data; how to prepare these data for analysis; and how to examine land use change over time. We will be using ArcGIS and IDRISI Selva, both of which are available to Harvard affiliates on the CGA website. This class is meant to build off of introductory GIS and Remote Sensing workshops. Location Training Workshops - Northwest Building
October 13, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Leader/Instructor Ben Lewis
The Center for Geographic Analysis is developing WorldMap (http://worldmap.harvard.edu/), an open source platform designed to encourage collaboration between researchers who need access to geospatial information. Despite the many ways in which research materials can now be accessed and shared across the web, the methods suitable for geospatial materials lag. The reasons are many and interconnected: 1) the sparse implementation of standards, 2) the size and complexity of geospatial datasets, 3) the... Read more about Worldmap Introduction
REGISTER March 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm Leader/Instructor Jeff Blossom NON-HARVARD REGISTER 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. Download Workshop Materials Location Training Workshops - Countway Library
In this workshop we will look at the kinds of tools that data scientists use (programming languages, statistics packages, version control, text editors and integrated development environments) and discuss the pros and cons of popular alternatives. Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-dstools for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey). Read more about Data Science Tools: an overview