Research Technology

2022 Dec 06

Geography Colloquium: Yilan Xu

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel Building, room S050

Speaker and Title

Yilan Xu (University of Illinois), "Modeling the Social Media Information Network Across Space"

Abstract

This paper takes a data-driven approach to model how social media information diffuses over geographic space to form an information network. Using an innovative variance decomposition of the vector autoregression model (Diebold & Yilmaz, 2009, 2012, 2014) and Hurricane Ida as a case study, we construct a weighted and directed climate disaster information network on Twitter described by an information network adjacency matrix....

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2022 Dec 08

GREI: Best practices for sharing data in a generalist repository: Metadata, data preparation, and reporting

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Virtual via Zoom

This webinar will introduce best practices for sharing NIH-funded data in generalist repositories including tips and guidance for generating high quality metadata to describe your data, preparing data files and documentation for sharing, considerations for data licensing and privacy, and reporting on open data and metrics. 

Register at: https://cos-io.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h1jLU5ilRv2RzmVui2T5VQ

Speakers:

  • Sonia Barbosa (Dataverse)
  • Sarah...
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2022 Nov 10

GREI: How to include generalist repositories in your NIH data management and sharing plans

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Virtual via Zoom

Learn how to include generalist repositories in data sharing plans as part of your preparation for the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy beginning in January 2023. This webinar will include guidance on selecting a generalist repository, using generalist repositories jointly with discipline-specific repositories, describing plans to use a generalist repository in a Data Management and Sharing Plan, and preparing for data sharing and reporting.

Register at: https://cos-io.zoom.us/webinar/...

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2022 Oct 12

GREI: Meet the GREI Generalist Repositories

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Virtual via Zoom

Join us for a panel discussion with the 6 generalist repositories participating in the NIH Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI). Learn about common features and capabilities across repositories as well as repositories that support specific use cases. Discover how these repositories are working together to support NIH-funded researchers and participate in an audience Q&A... Read more about GREI: Meet the GREI Generalist Repositories

2022 Sep 15

GREI: Introduction to Generalist Repositories for NIH Data Sharing

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: 

Virtual via Zoom

Learn what a generalist repository is, including key repository features and data sharing use cases for generalist repositories. Find out how generalist repositories fit into the NIH data sharing landscape and the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. 

Register at: https://cos-io.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qB30wy5lSlmlR-A-n62rAg

Speakers:

  • Sonia Barbosa (Dataverse)
  • Jennifer Gibson (Dryad)
  • Ana Van Gulick (Figshare) 
  • Nici Pfeiffer (Open Science Framework) 
  • Moderated by...
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2022 Sep 16

Basic Introduction to GIS

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, room S020 (Belfer Case Study Room)

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

  • What is GIS, mapping, and spatial data?
  • GIS data types  and file formats
  • 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

The 2-hour program is free for people with a valid Harvard ID. For others there is a $100 registration fee...

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2022 Sep 01

Generating and Analyzing Wearable Physiological Sensor Data for Assessing Urban Spaces

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K252 (Shklar Room)

Speaker

Dr. Bernd Resch, University of Salzburg

Abstract

Human-centred approaches are of particular importance when analysing urban spaces in technology-driven fields, because understanding how people perceive and react to their environments depends on several dynamic and static factors, such as traffic volume, noise, safety, urban configuration, and greenness. Analysing and interpreting emotions against the background of environmental information can provide insights into the spatial and temporal properties of urban spaces and their influence on...

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2022 Dec 02

GIS for Humanities and Social Sciences

9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: 

CGIS South Building, room S020 (Belfer Case Study Room)

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 and spatial social sciences
  • Overview of a diverse range of spatial software,...
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2022 Jun 14

Dataverse Community Meeting

Tue Jun 14 (All day) to Thu Jun 16 (All day)

Location: 

Online via Zoom

The annual Dataverse Community Meeting is an opportunity to build, grow, and enrich the global community. Like the open-source Dataverse product itself, the activities of the Dataverse Community Meetings are community-driven. Over three days of presentations, workshops, and working group meetings we aim to promote and learn about behavioral and technical solutions and standards for curating, sharing, and preserving data that can be discovered and reused across disciplines to reproduce and advance research.

The Dataverse Community Meeting is hosted by Harvard’s ...

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2022 Mar 30

Yichun Fan (CGA)

3:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Visit the CGA website for Zoom meeting information.

Title

"Well-being, Emotion, Network: Geo-spatial Trackers of Unobservable Human Attributes on Social Media"

Abstract

Human behaviors and performances are largely determined by unobservable human attributes, which hinder the progress of social and behavioral science. The proliferation of geotagged social media data provides new opportunities to develop instant metrics for these important yet unobservable attributes... Read more about Yichun Fan (CGA)

2021 Nov 04

It’s Alive! Creating a ‘living’ map and dashboard with ArcGIS Online

12:00pm to 1:15pm

Location: 

Online via Zoom

Presentation by Brian Baldwin, ESRI

 

Abstract

GIS is no longer about creating static maps (well… unless you want to). With ArcGIS Online users can connect to thousands of authoritative real-time datasets, analyze this data, modify symbology, and then configure custom applications. This session will demonstrate some of the recent updates to ArcGIS Online by showing a configurable dashboard highlighting 2020 ACS census and weather impacts getting built on the fly.

Speaker's Bio

Brian currently works...

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2022 Apr 22

Cartography Workshop (CGA)

9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Vitual via Zoom

Lead Instructor:  Jeff Blossom

This full-day workshop taught via Zoom video confernce focuses on the visual representation of geographic information. The first part will explore general reference cartography, and the fundamentals of conventional reference mapping. The second part will focus on statistical thematic cartography, and the use of GIS to generate visual representations of spatial information using both desktop (ArcGIS Pro) and web (ArcGIS Online) software.  Experience with GIS software is not required of participants,...

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2022 May 31

First day of GIS Institute, Summer 2022 (CGA)

9:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel, room K050

GIS Institute Instructors: Scott Bell  and  Jill Kelly

Registration Schedule:

  1. Application deadline (extended):  
    Friday, March 18, 2022, 11:59 pm (Late applications may join the waitlist)
  2. Notification of acceptance
    Friday, April 1, 2022
  3. Registration fee due ($100 for Harvard affiliates and $3,150 for others) : 
    Friday, April 15, 2022 (Seat is guaranteed...
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2022 Jan 04

First day of GIS Institute, Winter (CGA)

9:30am to 5:00pm

Location: 

TBD

GIS Institute Instructors: Scott Bell  and  Jill Kelly

Registration Schedule:

  1. Application deadline (extended):  
    Friday, October 22, 2021, 11:59 pm (Late applications may join the waitlist)
  2. Notification of acceptance
    Friday, November 5, 2021
  3. Registration fee due ($100 for Harvard affiliates and $3,150 for others) : 
    Friday, November 19, 2021 (Seat is...
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