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Placing Names: Enriching and Extending Gazetteers

Author(s)  Merrick Lex Berman, Ruth Mostern, Humphrey Southall
August, 2016

Placing Names discusses the evolution and construction of gazetteers and how they can be used to model our conceptions of historical places,  as well as how t

Spatial analysis of crime incidence and adolescent physical activity

Author(s)  Alyssa I. Robinson, Fei Carnes, Nicolas M. Oreskovic
January, 2016

Adolescents do not achieve recommended levels of physical activity. Crime is believed to be a

Visualizing Human Migration Through Space and Time

Author(s)  Zambotti, Giovanni; Guan, Wendy; Gest, Justin Daniel
July, 2015

Human migration has been an important activity in human societies since antiquity. Since 1890, approximately three percent of the world’s population has lived outside of their country of origin.

Understanding Today's Online GIS User Through the Lens of a WorldMap Survey

Author(s)  Guan, Wendy; Poplin, Alenka; Lewis, Benjamin G.
June, 2015

WorldMap is an open source online mapping application which aims to lower barriers for scholars who wish to visualize, analyze, organize, present, and publish mapped information.

On the Cyberinfrastructure for GIS-Enabled Historiography

Author(s)  Peter K. Bol
June, 2013

From a historian's perspective, the use of GIScience and technology in the study of history holds the promise of an integration of historical and geographic modes of analysis.

The growing role of web-based geospatial technology in disaster response and support

Author(s)  Akiyuki Kawasaki, Merrick Lex Berman, and Wendy Guan
December, 2012

This paper examines changes in disaster response and relief efforts and recent web-based geospatial technological developments through an evaluation of the experiences of the Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University, of the Sichuan (2008) and Haiti (2010) earthquake responses.

WorldMap – a geospatial framework for collaborative research

Author(s)  Weihe Wendy Guan, Peter K. Bol, Benjamin G. Lewis, Matthew Bertrand, Merrick Lex Berman & Jeffrey C. Blossom
April, 2012

WorldMap is a web-based, map-centric data exploration system built on open-source geospatial technology at Harvard University. It is designed to serve collaborative research and teaching, but is also accessible to the general public.

Embracing Geographic Analysis Beyond Geography - Harvard's Center for Geographic Analysis Enters its 5th Year

Author(s)  Wendy Guan; Peter Bol
April, 2012

Without a department of geography, Harvard University established the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) in 2006 to support research and teaching of all disciplines across the University with emerging geospatial technologies.

Jump-starting the next level of online geospatial collaboration: Lessons from AfricaMap

Author(s)  Benjamin Lewis & Weihe Guan
September, 2011

This article discusses an opportunity to engage in new forms of collaborative research made possible by widespread access to the web and mapping technologies.

Applying GIS Methods to Public Health Research at Harvard University

Author(s)  Jeff Blossom, Julia Finkelstein, Wendy Guan & Bonnie Burns
September, 2011

This article will draw on CGA’s experience applying geographic analysis to public health research.

Enabling Geographic Research Across Disciplines: Building an Institutional Infrastructure for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University

Author(s)  Guan, Wendy; Burns, Bonnie A.; Finkelstein, Julia; Blossom, Jeffrey C.
January, 2011

Founded in 1818, the Harvard Map Collection (HMC) is the oldest map collection in America, holding 400,000 maps, more than 6,000 atlases and thousands of reference books.

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