Research Technology

2015 Dec 04

GIS for the Humanities and Social Sciences

8:30am to 4:00pm

Location: 

S020, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge
REGISTER NON-HARVARD REGISTER Location: Room S020, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA. GIS for Humanists 2015 Registration Schedule: Registration deadline: Tuesday, 12/01/15 @ 1:00 PM. $25 Registration fee deadline: Friday, 12/04/15 @ 8:30 AM. Workshop date: Friday, 12/04/15 @ 8:30AM How to Apply: For Harvard Affiliates, please submit your application by clicking the "REGISTER" button (HUID login required). For Non-Harvard applicants, please submit your application by clicking the "NON-HARVARD REGISTER" button. Required for each participant: a laptop (with power and... Read more about GIS for the Humanities and Social Sciences
2017 Sep 08

Regression and Graphing in Stata

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K018
This hands-on class will provide a comprehensive introduction to graphics in Stata. Topics for the class include graphing principles, descriptive graphs, linear regression, factor variables, and post-estimation graphs. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata. Prerequisite: a general familiarity with Stata (such as taking the Introduction to Stata workshop). This workshop is free for Harvard and MIT affiliates. Click here to sign up! More details including workshop materials are available at http://dss.iq.harvard.edu/workshop-materials#... Read more about Regression and Graphing in Stata
2015 Sep 24

GPS Workshop

1:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 

B129, Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St, Cambridge
REGISTER NON-HARVARD REGISTER Leader/Instructor Jeff Blossom This workshop will introduce the concept and various uses of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Students will use mapping GPS devices in the field, and upload the mapped data into desktop and internet mapping applications. Intended for students / researchers who plan to use GPS for their field work. Note: This workshop includes time outside, so dress accordingly. Bring your own GPS unit, if you have one. Note: This date may change due to weather and/or other circumstances.
2016 Sep 23

Making Sense out of Spatial Data - Cambridge

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building - 52 Oxford
REGISTER September 23, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm Leader/Instructor Wendy Guan NON-HARVARD REGISTER 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. The same workshop will be offered in Longwood campus. The Date/Time is to be scheduled. Please check it back later. Location Training Workshops - Northwest Building
2017 Oct 13

Introduction to Using APIs with Python

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K018
An application programming interface (API) is a tool that allows computers to communicate and share information. For social scientists, APIs can be useful for accessing data or services from firms, organizations, or government agencies. This workshop will introduce the use of APIs to obtain data from sources such as Survey Monkey, Twitter, or Data.gov. This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to working with APIs, but have some familiarity with Python or have attended the Introduction to Python workshop. Workshop Preparation Computers with Python pre-loaded are available on... Read more about Introduction to Using APIs with Python
2016 Sep 30

Open Source QGIS 2.0

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building - 52 Oxford
REGISTER September 30, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm Leader/Instructor Merrick Lex Berman NON-HARVARD REGISTER An introduction to Quantum GIS for beginners, this workshop will cover the basic methods for opening various data formats, dealing with projections, joining tabular data to vector GIS layers, symbolization, and exporting data. No previous knowledge of GIS or statistics is required. Location Training Workshops - Northwest Building
2016 Nov 03

Visualization in Python

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K018
In this course, we explore what it takes to create beautiful visualizations in Python using the matplotlib and seaborn packages. Prerequites: Introduction to Python for Data Analysis 1; Introduction to Python for Data Analysis 2 Workshop Preparation In preparation for the workshop please install the Anaconda distribution of Python 3.5. It can be found here: https://www.continuum.io/downloads This is the only version of Python that will be supported. If you are having trouble installing this version of Python, please attended the Python Installation Session on Monday at the same time of day... Read more about Visualization in Python
2017 Sep 15

Wrangling Data into Maps - Cambridge

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building
REGISTER September 15, 2017 - 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 - Northwest Building
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
2017 Sep 29

R data management

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K018
Statistics courses usually use clean and well-behaved data for examples and homework. This leaves many unprepared for the messiness and chaos of data in the real world. This workshop aims to prepare you for dealing with messy data by walking you through real-life example. Prerequisite: basic familiarity with R, such as acquired from an introductory R workshop. This workshop is free for Harvard and MIT affiliates. Click here to sign up! For details and registration information, please contact us at researchconsulting_support@help.hmdc.harvard.edu Read more about R data management
2015 Nov 13

ArcGIS Online & Esru Maps for MS Office

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

B129, Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St, Cambridge
REGISTER NON-HARVARD REGISTER Leader/Instructor Giovanni Zambotti 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.
2018 Oct 12

Regression Models in R

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel room K018
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
2016 Dec 02

Database Design for GPS/GIS Applications

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building - 52 Oxford
REGISTER December 2, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm NON-HARVARD REGISTER 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. Location... Read more about Database Design for GPS/GIS Applications
2018 Apr 06

Getting to know ArcGIS Network Analyst

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building
REGISTER April 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm Leader/Instructor Fei Carnes NON-HARVARD REGISTER This workshop teaches how to use network data and ArcGIS Network Analyst software. We will explore street dataset to generate a network dataset and then use it to find optimal facility locations based on your criteria. We will develop an OD cost matrix to finds and measures the least-cost paths along the network from multiple origins to multiple destinations. Finally we will explore the location-allocation functionality to maximize health-care facilities attendance. Download Workshop Material Location... Read more about Getting to know ArcGIS Network Analyst
2017 Nov 03

Introduction to Remote Sensing

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building
REGISTER November 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm Leader/Instructor Stacy Bogan NON-HARVARD REGISTER 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. Location Training Workshops - Northwest Building

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