Learn about the easy new tools Esri has created that take advantage of all the powerful mapping capabilities. ArcGIS Online and Esri Maps for MS Office give you the power of GIS without the learning curve. Do drag-and-drop mapping, geocoding, routing and visualizations outside of ArcGIS Desktop. Create interactive web maps you can embed in your own blog, web page or PowerPoint slide. Learn about Esri's ready-to-use content. Find data, create a web map, and share it - all in about five minutes.
Taught by Giovanni Zambotti
Instructor: Ista Zahn
This hands-on, intermediate R course will demonstrate a variety of statistical procedures using the open-source statistical software program, R. Topics covered include multiple regression, multilevel models, and multiple imputation. We expect that users enrolled in this course are already familiar with the statistical processes that we cover and are interested in learning how to run these procedures in R. Prerequisite: Basic familiarity with R, such acquired through an introductory R workshop.
A limited number of lab computers will be available. If you bring your laptop... Read more about R Regression Models
Instructor: Nicole Alexander
Database design is a key step in GIS data modeling. GIS data modeling is the process of representing specific aspects of the real world in a computer. This workshop gives an introduction to GIS data modeling and the 3 phases of database design: requirements analysis, schema refinement, and physical database design. It also covers specific design considerations when capturing data for GIS applications using GPS. Students will design a Geodatabase for use in ArcPad on the Trimble GeoXT.
October 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Leader/Instructor: Giovanni Zambotti
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.
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Learn the basics of remote sensing technology, image data properties, and software tools and procedures for satellite image processing. Hands on usage of IDRISI software for multi-band combinations, supervised and unsupervised classification on a Landsat satellite image.
This workshop introduces the basic elements of Python, a general purpose programming language commonly used for data cleaning, analysis, visualization, and other applications. Participants will learn how to use the language as well as how to set up a development environment for Python on their personal computer. This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to programming. No experience is required. Workshop Preparation Computers with Python pre-loaded are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you will use your own laptop, please install the Anaconda distribution of... Read more about Introduction to Python
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
Room B-127, The Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
It is now common for municipalities to collect data about the heights and three-dimensional shape of buildings. These data, along with terrain models and two-dimensional groundplan information makes it possible to use GIS to create useful three-dimensional models of large areas. These models may be used to visualize design scenarios, as a contextual framework for sensor networks and many other applications. Participants in this workshop will learn to render GIS data in 3D and to perform studies of visual connectivity.
Leader/Instructor: Paul Cote
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 lack of a platform to support geospatial collaboration that is easy to access, 4) the lack of an... Read more about Worldmap Training
Get an introduction to R, the open-source system for statistical computation and graphics.
With hands-on exercises, learn how to import and manage datasets, create R objects, install and load R packages, conduct basic statistical analyses, and create common graphical displays. This workshop is appropriate for those with little or no prior experience with R.
More details including workshop materials are available at http://dss.iq.harvard.edu/workshop-materials#widget-2.
This workshop is free for Harvard and MIT affiliates. Click here to sign up! Read more about Introduction to R (9:30-12)
Room B-127, The Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA
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.
Leader/Instructor: Stacy Bogan
This hands-on workshop will demonstrate a variety of statistical procedures using the open-source statistical software program R, including multiple regression, modeling with categorical variables, and model diagnostics and comparison. Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-rmodels for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey). Read more about Regression Models in R
Leader/Instructor: Jeff Blossom In this 2-hour workshop students will gain an understanding of what GIS is and how it can be used. Students will use both web and desktop GIS to visualize, query, and analyze geographic data. How to Apply: see the CGA calendar for details.
This class will provide a hands-on introduction to Stata. You will learn how to navigate Stata‚Äôs graphical user interface, import data, calculate descriptive statistics and manage data and value labels. This workshop is designed for individuals who have little or no experience using Stata software. More details including workshop materials are available at http://dss.iq.harvard.edu/workshop-materials#widget-2. This workshop is free for Harvard and MIT affiliates. Click here to sign up! Read more about Introduction to Stata