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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.

Hydro-geomorphometric study of a mountain basin in the north-west of Italy. An analysis through Terrestrial Laser Scanner, Drones and GIS techniques for the water resources management and the natural hazard prevention

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Muriel Lavy (1987) graduated from the Protection of the Territory Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin in 2012.  In 2013 she started her Ph.D. working in the research field of geospatial analysis. In the meantime, she is collaborating with the Ise-Net, a spin-off of the same University.

Location: K050, CGIS Knafel building, 1737 Cambridge St.

An overview of Airbus Defense and Space satellite capabilities and an Introduction into Ground Segment Operations

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Brian Cutler, Program Director at Airbus Defense and Space, will present an overview of the Airbus Defense and Space satellite organization, constellation, product suite, and operational ground segment infrastructure.  Brian has been working as Airbus' North American ground station operations lead for 7 years.

CGIS Knafel building, Room K450

Lunch will be served.

Downloads: Presentation Slides (PDF)

 

Geographic Object-Based Image Analysis: Promise and Pitfalls

Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

By Rutherford Platt, Visiting Scholar at CGA, Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies at Gettysburg College. 

Room K401, CGIS Knafel Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

Geodesign: Why, What, How?

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

By Joe Liao, a recent GSD graduate and product engineer at Esri.

Location: Room S153, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Geodesign is an iterative design method that uses stakeholder input, geospatial modeling, impact simulations, and real-time feedback to facilitate holistic designs and smart decisions. This talk will be discussing the why, what and how through case studies in the Boston region in relation to this design method.

Lunch will be served.

Searching all the Web's Spatial Data

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

By Stephen McDonald, GIS Fellow at the CGA.

Location: CGIS South Building, Room S050

This talk will discuss our efforts to discover and make searchable all the web's spatial data.  Techniques for efficiently processing several billion websites and building a large Spatial index will be discussed.  Steve will describe processing with the CommonCrawl.org archive of the web using Hadoop and Solr to perform searches of spatial data and our plans for harvesting OGC compliant servers.

Lunch will be served.

Bringing 3D Geospatial to the Web with Cesium

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

by Patrick Cozzi, Analytical Graphics, Inc.

Location: Room S050, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St.

CartoDB’s unique blend -- enabling GIS, cartography, and web development in a single tool

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

by Andrew Hill, Senior Scientist at CartoDB.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Thursday, October 16th,

Room K401, CGIS Knafel building (1737 Cambridge St.)

Andrew received his PhD from University of Colorado in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  He has been developing with CartoDB since 2011 where he pursues the use of technology and big data to drive scientific questions and knowledge creation in new, innovative ways.

Refreshments will be served. 

Impact of coal mining on land environment in the western part of Jharia Coal field, Jharkhand, India: An analysis through Remote Sensing and GIS techniques

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:00pm

Wednesday, October 15th, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. CGIS South building, Room S050. View the presentation slides.

Presenter: Dr. Lopamudra Dasgupta, of the GIS Research Laboratory, University of Washington.

Abstract:

Western Jharia Coal Field (JCF) has a long and diverse mining history, involving both underground and opencast mining, which is affecting the land environment and thus changing the land use pattern of the area. 

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