Research Technology

2016 Feb 19

Worldmap Training

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

52 Oxford Street, Northwest Building B129
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
2016 Sep 09

Introduction to R (Morning)

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

TBA
Date: Friday, September 9, 2016, 9:30am to 12:30pm See also: Upcoming Workshops, R, Introduction to R Location: To Be Determined NOTE: The morning session is full and registration is closed. A second session of this workshop will be offered in the afternoon from 1:30 -- 4:30. 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... Read more about Introduction to R (Morning)
2015 Oct 09

Advanced Remote Sensing for Land Use Change Analysis

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

B129, Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St, Cambridge
REGISTER NON-HARVARD REGISTER Leader/Instructor Stacy Bogan 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.
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
2018 Feb 09

Basic Introduction to GIS (Longwood)

1:30pm to 2:45pm

REGISTER February 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm Leader/Instructor Jeff Blossom NON-HARVARD REGISTER Brief introduction to GIS, and the CGA workshop training series, to help students determine workshops that are appropriate for their individual needs. Students will use online and desktop GIS software.
2014 Oct 17

Exploring Google's Mapping Projects

1:00pm to 3:00pm

LOCATION: Room B-127, The Northwest Building, 52 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA Google provides several free to use online and desktop mapping services. In this workshop the Google products MyMaps, Mash-ups, Earth, and Fusion Tables will be introduced. Students will practice using these tools to perform geocoding, and will make a variety of custom maps and visualizations. Students will also learn the differences between these Google mapping products, and which product to use for certain tasks. Leader/Instructor: Jeff Blossom subscribe
2018 Feb 23

Introduction to Stata

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K018
This class will provide a hands-on introduction to Stata. You will learn how to navigate Stata’s 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
2017 Dec 08

GIS for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017

9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building
REGISTER December 8, 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm Leader/Instructor Jeff Blossom NON-HARVARD REGISTER Location: Room B129, the Northwest Building, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA. Registration Schedule: Registration deadline: Tuesday, 12/05/17 @ 1:00 PM. $25 Registration fee deadline: Friday, 12/08/17 @ 9:30 AM. Workshop date: Friday, 12/08/17 @ 9:30AM 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. Recommended for... Read more about GIS for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017
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
2018 Mar 09

Introduction to Python

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K018
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
2017 Feb 24

Open Source QGIS

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building - 52 Oxford
REGISTER February 24, 2017 - 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 Oct 21

Worldmap Introduction

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building - 52 Oxford
REGISTER October 21, 2016 - 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 Oct 04

Automating work with the Unix Shell

9:30am to 12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel room K018
This workshop will introduce you to the Unix shell, a power tool that allows people to do complex things with just a few keystrokes, combine existing programs in new ways, and automate repetitive tasks. Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-shell for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey). Read more about Automating work with the Unix Shell
2018 Sep 20

Introduction to R

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

K018, CGIS Knafel building, concourse level
This workshop will teach you how to use R to import and manipulate data, install and manage packages, conduct basic statistical analyses, and create common graphical displays. Visit http://bit.ly/iqss-rintro here for details and registration information (requires HarvardKey). Read more about Introduction to R

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