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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 Lex Berman.

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.

3D Interoperability with ArcGIS, SketchUp, and CityEngine

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presentation by Dr. Guoping Huang  

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

     Slides for this talk:  download in PDF

Geospatial feature level search: The full life cycle from extraction to heat map creation

Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

By Jude Ntabathia

Thursday, June 23 at Noon.  Room S050, CGIS South Building.

View a recording of the presentation.

Spatial in Apache Lucene & Solr

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

by David Smiley

Noon - 1:00, Room S050, CGIS South building.

Dowload the presentation slides.  View a recording of the presentation.

Coding Efficient Disaster Recovery

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

By Heidi Hurst

Noon - 1:00, Room K401, CGIS Knafel Building.

View a recording of the presentation.

View the presentation slides.

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