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CGA Staff share experience and knowledge about geospatial technology and its applications.

Geocoding and producing Census FIPS codes for 53 million addresses: A combination approach using ArcGIS and PostgreSQL

For a recent project we had to geocode 53.1 million addresses (in CSV format), and determine the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Census block group FIPS codes for each address.

How to run GIS software from outside of Harvard network

For ArcGIS and its extensions, CityEngine, ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, FME and Idrisi:

Reminder: Bing Maps Use in ArcGIS Has Changed

The complimentary use of Microsoft's Bing Maps with ArcGIS software will be end on December 31, 2013.

ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server Added to Educational Site Licenses

Esri’s Education Team is pleased to announce that the ArcGIS GeoEvent Processor for Server has been added to Educational Site Licenses at no additional charge.

Speak Up For Geography! - deadline 11/18

Our nation is facing a crisis in geographic literacy.