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August 2017

CGA Newsletter Auguest 2017 PDF (Download)



CGA's Monthly GIS Presentations - come join the discussion

  • ABCD-GIS Presentation Series
    "Analysing User-generated Geo-Information: New Methods, New Threats", presented by Bernd Resch. Thursday, August 24th, 2017. 12:00-1:30pm. Room S354, CGIS South building, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA.
  • Geography Colloquium
    "Where the Animals Go: Big data and Design", presented by James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti. Monday, September 18th, 2017. 5:00pm-7:00pm. Room S020, CGIS South building, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA.



CGA at 2017 FOSS4G

The CGA is hosting 28 workshops for the conference on Monday and Tuesday (August 14 and 15) at Harvard University. CGA staff will teach one workshop: Building SDIs and geoportals with GeoNode and a search engine, and make two presentations: The Billion Object Platform (BOP): a system to lower barriers to support big, streaming, spatio-temporal data sources and Maintaining Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) using distributed task queues.


2017 International Symposium on Spatiotemporal Computing

The 2017 International Symposium on Spatiotemporal Computing was held on Harvard campus on August 7th to 9th. More than 70 scholars from five countries and 41 organizations attended the event. The symposium was organized by the NSF I/UCRC Spatiotemporal Innovation Center and hosted by Harvard's Center for Geographic Analysis. There were 44 oral presentations, and a dozen live demos and poster presentations at the event, including two projects by CGA staff. More information is available on the CGA website. Video recordings of the plenary sessions will be posted online soon.


Making the Most of the ArcGIS Platform - Workshop by Esri

This full day workshop on September 25 will feature an overview of the ArcGIS 10.5 platform; and hands on exercises using Insights for ArcGIS and Esri Mobile Field Apps. Click here for more information and to register.


Esri User Conference 2017 Videos (for Harvard affiliates only)

Esri User Conference 2017 video recording available for online streaming (HarvardKey is required to access the page). Read more



Map of the Month Contest

The Innovations in Government program at the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation has announced Vision Zero Boston wins this month's contest. Read more



PhD Student Position on Spatio-Temporal Modeling of Dialect Change at University of Zurich

The University Research Priority Program (URPP) Language and Space seeks applicants for a PhD student position, focusing on how languages, in particular dialects, change over space and time and how such changes can be quantitatively modeled. Read more


Share with GIS Faculty: Esri student licenses are now orderable for universities and colleges with an Esri site license

Faculty at Esri site license institutions may now order complimentary 1- year ArcGIS Desktop student licenses for your students. ArcGIS Desktop 10.5.1 and earlier versions are now available to request from here. The one year licenses may be installed on students personal computers and include a single use license of ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro and the associated ArcGIS extensions. The one-year student licenses given to instructors are valid for 12 month from the day of authorization, while Harvard site license also provides single use licenses which all expire on the same day in July each year.


Fall 2017 Higher Ed Planning Guide to Esri E-Learning

This guide is an aid for educators who want to use Esri web-based offerings as part of their own college or university courses. Read more


Gauging Street Change Over Time from Google Street View Images

Well Being Map

Crack in Larsen C Ice Shelf

Why Do Human Beings Speak So Many Languages?

95-Degree Days: How Extreme Heat Could Spread Across the World

How Americans Think About Climate Change, in Six Maps

Top 10 Must See Videos from the 2017 ESRIUC

Apple is Suddenly Looking to Hire a Bunch of Map Tech Experts

The CGA Newsletter is published monthly. Editors of this issue: Fei Carnes, and Jeff Blossom.

Year  2017