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June 2018

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CGA 2018 conference, Illuminating Space and Time in Data Science was held June 26-27, 2018. Presentation Slides (PDF) of the Sessions are available on the Conference webpage.



The Data Science Master's Degree offered by John Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Science will launch in Sept. 2018 with its first cohort of students. Read More

Roman roads and coin finds from the Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations DARMC can be browsed in a new Shiny Webmap application, developed by Rob Harrand. View the web map


"Enhancing discovery in spatial data infrastructures using a search engine."
Authors: Paolo Corti (CGA), Athanasios Tom Kralidis, , Benjamin Lewis (CGA)
Published by: PeerJ Comput. Sci., vol. 4, 21 May. 2018, p. e152, doi:10.7717/peerj-cs.152
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"Evaluation of the EpiCore outbreak verification system"
Authors: Taryn Silver Lorthe, Marjorie P Pollack, Britta Lassmann, John S Brownstein, Emily Cohn, Nomita Divi, Dionisio Jose Herrera-Guibert, Jennifer Olsen, Mark S Smolinski & Lawrence C Madoff
Published by: Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2018;96:327-334. doi: (May 2018)
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Conference: FOSS4G (2018), kicks off in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 27th to 31st of August, 2018. Read more

Conference: Platial '18, Workshop will be held at Heidelberg University, Germany 21st of September, 2018. Read more

Conference: 2nd Workshop on Geospatial Humanities (2018), affiliated with ACM SIGSPATIAL Overview. Seattle, November 6th, 2018. Deadline for submissions: 7 Sep 2018 Read more

Call for Papers: Special Issue "Special Issue: Discrete Global Grid Systems (DGGS)" in Cartographica Journal Deadline for submissions: extended to 31 June 2018 Read more

Call for Papers: 5th Special Issue on Spatial Ecology, IJGIS Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2018 Read more


Real time Air Pollution Map on 3D globe [Air Visual Earth]

Plastic in the Oceans map story [National Geographic]

Global satellite imagery from 1984 to 2016 [Earthtime]

3D Rendering of Swiss Mountain Hikes [ESRI]

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure Association hands over mandate to GGIM [United Nations]

Uber Releases Open Source Geospatial Toolbox [Uber Engineering]

Voyage of Zheng He from China to Africa, the Mao Kun Map. [UCSB]

Google API Pricing Changes: developers are concerned [geoawesomeness]

Citywide 3D Model of Boston [Boston Planning and Development Agency]

Map Making on a Budget (Open Source cartography tools) [Nature]


The CGA Newsletter is published monthly. Editor of this issue: Lex Berman.

Year  2018