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Seminar Series

Colloquium series
The CGA hosts the monthly Harvard Geography Colloquium in which we invite leading academics to present cutting edge geographic research. The Colloquium series is co-organized by Matt Wilson, and Dr. S. V. Subramanian.

ABCD-GIS series
As part of the Harvard-wide ABCD technology sharing initiative, CGA sponsors monthly technical talks on GIS and spatial analysis research topics. For this brown-bag lunch series we invite speakers from across the spectrum of geography, cartography, spatial analytics, 3-D modeling and geo-visualization. The ABCD-GIS series is organized by Jeff Blossom.

China GIS Seminar series - GIS Applications in China Studies
Taking advantage of local expertise in China GIS, and to engage our Chinese-speaking students and faculty with Visiting Scholars on current geospatial research about China, this seminar series is conducted in Mandarin Chinese. The China GIS series is organized by Wendy Guan.

Social GeoAnnotation with Recogito 2 and the Pelagios Commons

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presenter:   Dr. Leif Isaksen   Senior Lecturer in Spatial History, Lancaster University, UK

Spatial urban analytics: big data, methodologies, and behavioural implications

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speakers:

René Westerholt, Institute of Geography, Heidelberg University
Guibo Sun, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Hong Kong

Location:  Room S354, CGIS South building.

Download Abstracts PDF

ArcGIS Pro and Platform Introduction

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:00am to 1:00pm

By Mark Scott and Tom Schwartzman from the Esri. Friday, 3/31/2017 at Noon in Room K450, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA.

Billion Object Platform (BOP)- an Open Source, Real-Time, Billion Object Spatio-Temporal Search Platform

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presentation by Devika Kakkar and David Smiley.

Room K401, CGIS Knafel building, 1737 Cambridge St.

Slides PDF   Audio MP3

A Framework of Social Media Analytics for wildfire hazards

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presentation by Dr. Xinyue Ye, Founding Director of Computational Social Science Lab at Kent State University.

Slides | Presentation recording

Noon - 1:30, Room S354, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

A Framework of Social Media Analytics for wildfire hazards

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presentation by Dr. Xinyue Ye, Founding Director of Computational Social Science Lab at Kent State University.

Slides | Presentation recording

Noon - 1:30, Room S354, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

An Internet of Things approach to situation awareness for first responders

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

By Josh Lieberman, senior research scientist at CGA.  Thursday, 1/19 at Noon in Room S354, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

Video of presentationYoutube

Mapping Vegetation with Synthetic Aperture Radar: Applications in Kenya and Southeast Asia

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

by Thomas Ballatore. 

Noon - 1:30pm on Wednesday, December 7th, 2016.  Room K450, CGIS Knafel building, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA.

Slides | Presentation recording

Linked Spatial Web Data and Ontology Applications in Surface Water Hydrology

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

By Josh Lieberman, senior research scientist at CGA.

Thursday, December 1, 2016. Noon - 1:30. Room S354, CGIS South building, 1730 Cambridge St.

From Text to Map: Arabic Biographical Collections and Geospatial Analysis

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker:   Dr. Maxim Romanov     website
Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt-Lehrstul für Digital Humanities
Institut für Informatik, Universität Leipzig

Thursday, Nov 17th, Noon - 1:30. Room S-050, CGIS South building, 1730 Cambridge St

Using CARTO for Geospatial Data Visualization

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Link to VIDEO Presentation

Presenters:  Jeff Ferzoco and Andy Eschbacher

Room S354, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

This presentation is a hands on introduction to the online GIS software CARTO. Bring your laptop to follow along!

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