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ABCD GIS

The ABCD-GIS Working Group focuses on how Geographic Information Systems are used in the Harvard community and promotes the sharing of information and expertise to help solve mutual problems.

The group typically meets on the third thursday of each month, from 12 noon to 1:00 pm, with lunch provided at the meetings.

The co-chairs of the ABCD GIS Working Group are Jeff Blossom and Giovanni Zambotti.

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

Watch the video of this seminar on Youtube (1hr 14min).

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.

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

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!

Research Frontiers in Analysing Social Media Data

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 12:00pm

by Bernd Resch

Noon - 1:30 on Thursday 9/22.  Room S354, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA.

View a recording of the presentation.

Mapping Amman’s Public Transportation System

Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

By Peter Damrosch

Room S050, CGIS South Building.

Abstract: There’s little in the way of publicly available information about public transportation in Amman, Jordan. Most people use word of mouth to get around, but in a city that’s grown from 50,000 people to 4 million in just a few decades, word of mouth has its limitations.

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