Research Technology

2019 Dec 06

GIS for Humanities and Social Sciences

9:00am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building B129

Lead Instructor:  Jeff Blossom

 

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...
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2019 Sep 06

Basic Introduction to GIS

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building B129

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.

Registration required. ...

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2019 Aug 21

Dataverse Open Office Hours

Repeats every week every Wednesday until Fri Sep 06 2019 except Wed Dec 30 2015, Wed Dec 28 2016, Wed Dec 27 2017, Wed Dec 26 2018.
11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K332

For any questions on how to share your data with Dataverse, contact: support@dataverse.org

Open Hours: Wednesdays, 11AM - 1PM

RSVP required to: sbarbosa@hmdc.harvard.edu

Demo of 4.0 will begin promptly at 11am.

Office hours are open to Harvard researchers and staff to provide support for Dataverse 4.0. These sessions will take place weekly at IQSS, 1737 Cambridge Street, room...

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2018 Sep 27

Introduction to Python

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

1737 Cambridge St., CGIS Knafel Building, Room K018 (Concourse Level)
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
2015 Sep 04

GIS Basics with ArcGIS

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

B129, Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St, Cambridge
REGISTER Leader/Instructor Giovanni Zambotti NON-HARVARD REGISTER Brief introduction to GIS-related terminology and spatial data basics. Students will create a basic map using ArcGIS.
2014 Oct 31

Introduction to Remote Sensing

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

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
2018 Mar 30

Making Sense out of Spatial Data (Longwood)

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Countway Library
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
2018 Mar 30

Remote Sensing for Land Use Change Analysis

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building
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
2017 Oct 13

Worldmap Introduction

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building
REGISTER October 13, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm Leader/Instructor Ben Lewis NON-HARVARD REGISTER 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
2018 Mar 23

Wrangling Data into Maps (Longwood)

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Countway Library
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
2018 Sep 06

Data Science Tools: an overview

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

K018, CGIS Knafel building, concourse level
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

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