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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 Jeff Blossom, and Lex Berman.

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.

GIS Applications in China Studies - 2018

Repeats every month on July, August on the second Thursday 2 times .
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 3:00-4:00pm – Xinyue Ye, Spatiotemporal analysis of housing prices in China (via Skype)
  • Monday, April 9, 2018, 3:00- 4:30pm – Xiuyuan Zhang, Geoscene: A new perspective on urban satellite images
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018, 3:00- 4:30pm – Xue Wang, Spectral Mixture Analysis for Urban Impervious Surface Mapping Based on Multi-sensor Data
  • Wednesday June 27, 4:00-5:00pm – Jianping Xu, 古旧地图数字化与历史地图的编绘 

GIS Applications in China Studies - 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018, 3:00-4:00pm – Xinyue Ye, Spatiotemporal analysis of housing prices in China (via Skype)
  • Monday, April 9, 2018, 3:00- 4:30pm – Xiuyuan Zhang, Geoscene: A new perspective on urban satellite images
  • Thursday, May 10, 2018, 3:00- 4:30pm – Xue Wang, Spectral Mixture Analysis for Urban Impervious Surface Mapping Based on Multi-sensor Data
  • Wednesday June 27, 4:00-5:00pm – Jianping Xu, 古旧地图数字化与历史地图的编绘 

Technology Ages in IT and GeoIT

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker:  Prof. Dr. Roland Wagner

Location:  CGIS South, S050

Date:  Tuesday 26th June,  12:00pm - 1:30pm

Dr. Wagner is President, Association for Geoinformatics, GeoIT and Navigation e.V.   and Professor at Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin 

Conventional border, controversial border, legal border (presentation in Chinese with English slides)

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speaker: Jianping Xu  徐建平

Date and Time:   Thursday, June 21st,  12:00pm  -  1:30pm
Location:  CGIS South S050

Language:  This presentation will be made in Chinese with English slides. Discussions will be assisted by interpreters in the audience.

Missing Unit Problem in Population Health (and Social Science) Research

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Speakers: Rockli Kim, S.V. Subramanian

Date and Time:   Thursday Mar 15th,  12:00pm  -  1:30pm
Location:  CGIS South 354

Geoprivacy and Its Impact on Spatial Analysis

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

Geoprivacy and Its Impact on Spatial Analysis

A presentation via video conference by Mayra A. Zurbarán

PRESENTATION SLIDES (PDF)    AUDIO RECORDING (MP3)

Noon - 1:30, CGIS South Building, Room S354

The Space Between Us: Social Geography and Politics

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

SpeakerRyan Enos  (Harvard University, Dept of Government)

AUDIO RECORDING (MP3)

Date and Time:   Thursday Dec 7th,  12:00pm  -  1:30pm

Integrating Urban Design and Analytics

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presentation by Andres Sevtsuk, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

Noon - 1:30 on Thursday, November 2 in room S354, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St.

Using R for Spatial Analysis, with an Example for Mapping Forest Biomass

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

Download PDF SLIDES of the presentation

Speaker:  Tina Cormier,  Remote Sensing Scientist, Tellus Labs 

Location:  CGIS South S354   12pm to 1:30pm  

Watch the presentation on Youtube

Geospatial Big Data Solutions

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

By Mansour Raad, BigData Advocate, Senior Software Architect, Esri

Noon - 1:30, Thursday September 21.  Room K401, CGIS Knafel building, 1737 Cambridge St.

Analysing User-generated Geo-Information: New Methods, New Threats

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presentation by Bernd Resch

Thursday, Aug 24th, Noon - 1:00, Room S354, CGIS South Building (1730 Cambridge St.)

Watch a video recording of the presentation.

Data-Driven Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Presentation by Dr. Shan Jiang, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Thursday, October 5, 2017.  Noon - 1:30.  CGIS South Building, Room S354.

Youtube Live Broadcast will be available HERE

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