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September 2017

CGA Newsletter September 2017 PDF (Download)




CGA Collaboration with MapD Technologies

At the 2017 FOSS4G conference, MapD Technologies CEO, Todd Mostak, announced a research collaboration with CGA. The new partnership will take place through the NSF-funded I/UCRC Spatiotemporal Innovation Center. This research will explore big data analytics, working with Ben Lewis, and will test the potential for GPU computation of large graph databases, building on Josh Lieberman's hydrographic ontologies. PRESS RELEASE


 CGA's Monthly GIS Presentations - come join the discussion

  • 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.
  • ABCD-GIS Presentation Series
    "Geospatial Big Data Solutions", presented by Mansour Raad. Thursday, September 21th, 2017. 12:00-1:30pm. Room K401, CGIS North building, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA.


Making the Most of the ArcGIS Platform

Free Full Day Training Workshop by ESRI Monday, Sep 25th, 2017. Spaces are still available! Info and Registration


FOSS4G Boston 2017

CGA hosted two days of technical workshops during the FOSS4G (Free and Open Source Sofware for Geosptial) 2017 Conference. Read more about the conference highlights. The next FOSS4G will be held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.




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




State of the Map will be held in Boulder, CO. Oct 10th-22nd. Read More


FOSS4G 2018 will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Read more





Hurricane Irma Story Map (ESRI)

Our World In Data: Greenhouse Gas Emissions (with data and annual map animations)

8 Satellite Data Startups Doing Geospatial Analysis

Mapping Food Insecurity in USA 2017

Hurricane Irma Tracking Map (Google)

Harvey Post Event Imagery

Public Symbols of the Confederacy

New York Cycling Incident Map



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

Year  2017