Research Technology

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
2019 Mar 01

Automating work with the Unix Shell

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 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 Feb 16

Introduction to R

9:30am to 12:30pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K018
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! See also: Upcoming Workshops, R, Introduction to... Read more about Introduction to R
2015 Feb 20

R Regression Models

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

K018, 1737 Cambridge Street
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 please install R (http... Read more about R Regression Models
2016 Sep 09

Basic Introduction to GIS - Cambridge

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building - 52 Oxford
REGISTER September 9, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm 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. Location Training Workshops - Northwest Building
2015 Apr 17

Database Design for GPS/GIS Applications

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

B127 52 Oxford St - Northwest Building
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. Taught by Nicole Alexander
2016 Nov 04

Geoprocessing with ModelBuilder

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building - 52 Oxford
REGISTER November 4, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm Leader/Instructor Giovanni Zambotti NON-HARVARD REGISTER 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. Location Training Workshops - Northwest Building
2015 Apr 10

Regression and Graphing in Stata

9:00am to 12:00pm

Location: 

K018, 1737 Cambridge Street
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! Instructor: Ista Zahn Location: Rm K018, 1737 Cambrdige St. (CGIS Knafel Building) For details and... Read more about Regression and Graphing in Stata
2018 Apr 13

GPS Data Collection

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building
REGISTER April 13, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm Leader/Instructor Jeff Blossom NON-HARVARD REGISTER 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. Download Workshop Materials Note: This date may change due to weather and/or other circumstances... Read more about GPS Data Collection
2015 May 18

Dataverse Training

9:15am to 11:45am

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge Room K018
Dataverse is a software application that enables institutions to host research data repositories. It provides a preservation and archival infrastructure, while researchers can share, keep control of and get recognition for their data through an easy to access web browser interface. Dataverse supports the sharing of research data with a persistent data citation, and data publishing and management workflows with versioning and metadata standards. Overview of Dataverse 4.0 Please RSVP Here
2018 Feb 09

Making Sense out of Spatial Data

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building
REGISTER February 9, 2018 - 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. Download Workshop Materials Location Training Workshops - Northwest Building
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 Mar 13

Open Source QGIS 2.0

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

B127 52 Oxford St - Northwest Building
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. Taught by Merrick Lex Berman
2017 Oct 20

Version Control with Git

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel K018
Version control software allows you to save “versions” of files -- scripts, text files, web pages, data, etc. -- which show the changes that were made to the files over time, and allows you to backtrack if necessary and undo those changes. The ability alone – of being able to compare two versions or reverse changes, makes it fairly invaluable when working on larger projects. Even more so when collaborating in research groups. This hands-on workshop will take you through the steps of using Git via the GUI GitKraken and Github, to track changes, revert to older versions, and share your... Read more about Version Control with Git
2017 Feb 10

Wrangling Data into Maps

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: 

Northwest Building - 52 Oxford
REGISTER February 10, 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. Location Training Workshops - Northwest Building

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