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October 2017

CGA Newsletter October 2017 PDF (Download)




GIS INSTITUTE Applications

Please note the deadline for submitting applications to attend the CGA GIS Institute Winter 2018 is October 20th, 2017.

More info about the GIS Institute is available here.
Or proceed directly to the Application Page.


CGA's Monthly GIS Presentations - come join the discussion

Geography Colloquium
"Data-Driven Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities", presented by Shan Jiang (MIT). Thursday, October 5th, 2017. 12:00pm-1:30pm. Room S354, CGIS South building, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA.

ABCD-GIS Presentation Series
"Using R for Spatial Analysis, with an Example for Mapping Forest Biomass", presented by Tina Cormier.(Tellus Labs) Thursday, October 19th, 2017. 12:00-1:30pm. Room S354, CGIS South building, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA.


World Historical Gazetteer Project

The inaugural advisory committee meeting of the World Historical Gazetteer Project was held at the University of Pittsburgh, Sep 8th-9th, 2017. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the WHG will provide a core gazetteer and Linked Open Data framework for combining placename indexes for all regions and periods of human history. Read more in the Meeting Notes.




Map of the Month

Winner for September 2017 is the Baltimare GeoLoom co>map. This contest is sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. Contest Info




Conference: State of the Map will be held in Boulder, CO. Oct 20-22. Read More


Job Opening: Harvard Chan School of Public Health has announced a position for Postdoctoral Data Scientist: GIS and mHealth to work on large scale environmental health and mobile health geospatial data. Read more

Job Opening: College of Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) invites applications for Visiting Part-time Faculty to teach one course Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. Read more

CFP: Call for presentations in the GIScience research sessions at ESRI User Conference 2018 to be held at the Esri International Users Conference, July 9-13, 2018, San Diego, California. Read more




On the Front Lines of Famine (ESRI)

1.5 Million Non-Profits Mapped with Python and Carto (AZAVEA)

Animating 17 Million Vaccinations (Andy Woodruff)

Rising Seas (Correct!v)

Mexico City Earthquake Damage (NYTimes)

Post-Maria Aerial Imagery of Puerto Rico & U.S. V.I. (NOAA)

U.S. Housing Affordability Story Map (ESRI)

Peak Spotting, Visual Analytics and Traffic Data (Moritz Stefaner)



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

Year  2017