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Past Workshops

Previous Workshops are listed below. See also the current and upcoming Technical Training Workshops. Or browse by Workshop title in the sidebar under Technical Workshops A to Z.

Note: Please do not Register for these Past Events, thanks!

Open Source QGIS - Spring 2017 [New Date]

Date  March 22, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

This workshop has rescheduled, the original date was Feb 24th

Making Sense out of Spatial Data - Cambridge - Spring 2017

Date  February 17, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

An introduction to spatial analysis for various kinds of problem solving in a GIS environment. Examples of both raster and vector data-based spatial operations like overlay, buffering, and interpolation will be covered.

Wrangling Data into Maps - Cambridge - Spring 2017

Date  February 10, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

The ability to 'wrangle' various forms of data into a GIS is necessary in order to produce maps or analysis. Students will learn how to convert and properly geo-reference raw data in text form into GIS format, find and import relevant publicly available data, and produce a map of the results.

Basic Introduction to GIS - Cambridge - Spring 2017

Date  February 3, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

Brief introduction to GIS, and the CGA workshop training series, to help students determine workshops that are appropriate for their individual needs. Students will use online and desktop GIS software.

Download workshop material

Basic Introduction to GIS - Longwood - Spring 2017

Date  January 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

Brief introduction to GIS, and the CGA workshop training series, to help students determine workshops that are appropriate for their individual needs. Students will use online and desktop GIS software.

Download Workshop Material

GIS for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2016

Date  December 9, 2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

Location: Room B129, the Northwest Building, 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge MA.

Registration Schedule:

  1. Registration deadline:

    Tuesday, 12/06/16 @ 1:00 PM.

  2. $25 Registration fee deadline:

    Friday, 12/09/16 @ 9:30 AM.

  3. Workshop date:

    Friday, 12/09/16 @ 9:30AM

GPS Data Collection - Fall 2016

Date  November 18, 2016 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

This workshop will introduce the concept and various uses of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Students will use mapping GPS devices in the field, and upload the mapped data into desktop and internet mapping applications. Intended for students / researchers who plan to use GPS for their field work. Note: This workshop includes time outside, so dress accordingly. Bring your own GPS unit, if you have one.

Geoprocessing with ModelBuilder - Fall 2016

Date  November 4, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Geoprocessing tasks can be time intensive since they often performed on a number of different and large datasets. This hand-on workshop will gently introduce Model Builder in ArcGIS Desktop, and show how you can use them to increase productivity and the quality of your data.

Making Sense out of Spatial Data - Longwood- Fall 2016

Date  November 4, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

An introduction to spatial analysis for various kinds of problem solving in a GIS environment. Examples of both raster and vector data-based spatial operations like overlay, buffering, and interpolation will be covered.

Location: HMS Countway Library, Room L02-25 Computer Lab

Introduction to Remote Sensing - Fall 2016

Date  October 28, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Learn the basics of remote sensing technology, image data properties, and software tools and procedures for satellite image processing. Hands on usage of IDRISI software for multi-band combinations, supervised and unsupervised classification on a Landsat satellite image.

Wrangling Data into Maps - Longwood- Fall 2016

Date  October 28, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

The ability to 'wrangle' various forms of data into a GIS is necessary in order to produce maps or analysis. Students will learn how to convert and properly geo-reference raw data in text form into GIS format, find and import relevant publicly available data, and produce a map of the results.

Worldmap Introduction - Fall 2016

Date  October 21, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Exploring Google's Mapping Products - Fall 2016

Date  October 14, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

Google provides several free to use online and desktop mapping services. In this workshop the Google products MyMaps, Mash-ups, Earth, and Fusion Tables will be introduced. Students will practice using these tools to perform geocoding, and will make a variety of custom maps and visualizations. Students will also learn the differences between these Google mapping products, and which product to use for certain tasks.

Open Source QGIS 2.0 - Fall 2016

Date  September 30, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

An introduction to Quantum GIS for beginners, this workshop will cover the basic methods for opening various data formats, dealing with projections, joining tabular data to vector GIS layers, symbolization, and exporting data. No previous knowledge of GIS or statistics is required.

Making Sense out of Spatial Data - Cambridge - Fall 2016

Date  September 23, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

An introduction to spatial analysis for various kinds of problem solving in a GIS environment. Examples of both raster and vector data-based spatial operations like overlay, buffering, and interpolation will be covered.

Wrangling Data into Maps - Cambridge - Fall 2016

Date  September 16, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

The ability to 'wrangle' various forms of data into a GIS is necessary in order to produce maps or analysis. Students will learn how to convert and properly geo-reference raw data in text form into GIS format, find and import relevant publicly available data, and produce a map of the results.

The same workshop will be offered in Longwood campus. The Date/Time is to be scheduled. Please check it back later.

Basic Introduction to GIS - Cambridge - Fall 2016

Date  September 9, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

Brief introduction to GIS, and the CGA workshop training series, to help students determine workshops that are appropriate for their individual needs. Students will use online and desktop GIS software.

Download Workshop Material

Basic Introduction to GIS - Longwood - Fall 2016

Date  September 2, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Brief introduction to GIS, and the CGA workshop training series, to help students determine workshops that are appropriate for their individual needs. Students will use online and desktop GIS software.

DiTF Mapping Workshop

Date  May 6, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

A hands on workshop taught to the Digital Teaching Fellows and others in the Harvard History Department.

 Download DITF mapping workshop materials.

Cartography Workshop Spring 2016

Date  May 4, 2016 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Wrangling Data into Maps - Longwood - Spring 2016

Date  April 22, 2016 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm

The ability to 'wrangle' various forms of data into a GIS is necessary in order to produce maps or analysis. Students will learn how to convert and properly geo-reference raw data in text form into GIS format, find and import relevant publicly available data, and produce a map of the results.

Making Sense out of Spatial Data - Longwood- Spring 2016

Date  April 22, 2016 - 10:30am to 12:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

An introduction to spatial analysis for various kinds of problem solving in a GIS environment. Examples of both raster and vector data-based spatial operations like overlay, buffering, and interpolation will be covered.

Download Workshop Materials

Geoprocessing with ModelBuilder - Spring 2016

Date  April 15, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Geoprocessing tasks can be time intensive since they often performed on a number of different and large datasets. This hand-on workshop will gently introduce Model Builder in ArcGIS Desktop, and show how you can use them to increase productivity and the quality of your data.

GPS Workshop - Spring 2016

Date  April 13, 2016 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

This workshop will introduce the concept and various uses of the Global Positioning System (GPS). Students will use mapping GPS devices in the field, and upload the mapped data into desktop and internet mapping applications. Intended for students / researchers who plan to use GPS for their field work. Note: This workshop includes time outside, so dress accordingly. Bring your own GPS unit, if you have one.

Introduction to Remote Sensing - Spring 2016

Date  April 1, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn the basics of remote sensing technology, image data properties, and software tools and procedures for satellite image processing. Hands on usage of IDRISI software for multi-band combinations, supervised and unsupervised classification on a Landsat satellite image.

Geo Humanities with Omeka Neatline - Spring 2016

Date  March 23, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Tutorial for this Workshop is available online

See also overview slides (PDF).

Location: CGIS South Building Room S030, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA

Exploring Google's Mapping Products - Spring 2016

Date  March 11, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

Google provides several free to use online and desktop mapping services. In this workshop the Google products MyMaps, Mash-ups, Earth, and Fusion Tables will be introduced. Students will practice using these tools to perform geocoding, and will make a variety of custom maps and visualizations. Students will also learn the differences between these Google mapping products, and which product to use for certain tasks.

Edit Workshop Wrangling Data into Maps - Longwood- Spring 2017

Date  March 10, 2016 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

The ability to 'wrangle' various forms of data into a GIS is necessary in order to produce maps or analysis. Students will learn how to convert and properly geo-reference raw data in text form into GIS format, find and import relevant publicly available data, and produce a map of the results.

Worldmap Training - Spring 2016

Date  March 9, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

ArcGIS Online & Esri Maps for MS Office - Spring 2016

Date  March 4, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Learn about the easy new tools Esri has created that take advantage of all the powerful mapping capabilities. ArcGIS Online and Esri Maps for MS Office give you the power of GIS without the learning curve. Do drag-and-drop mapping, geocoding, routing and visualizations outside of ArcGIS Desktop. Create interactive web maps you can embed in your own blog, web page or PowerPoint slide. Learn about Esri's ready-to-use content. Find data, create a web map, and share it - all in about five minutes.

Open Source QGIS 2.0 - Spring 2016

Date  February 26, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

An introduction to Quantum GIS for beginners, this workshop will cover the basic methods for opening various data formats, dealing with projections, joining tabular data to vector GIS layers, symbolization, and exporting data. No previous knowledge of GIS or statistics is required.

Making Sense out of Spatial Data - Cambridge - Spring 2016

Date  February 12, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

An introduction to spatial analysis for various kinds of problem solving in a GIS environment. Examples of both raster and vector data-based spatial operations like overlay, buffering, and interpolation will be covered.

Wrangling Data into Maps - Cambridge - Spring 2016

Date  February 5, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

The ability to 'wrangle' various forms of data into a GIS is necessary in order to produce maps or analysis. Students will learn how to convert and properly geo-reference raw data in text form into GIS format, find and import relevant publicly available data, and produce a map of the results.

Download workshop materials.

Basic Introduction to GIS - Cambridge - Spring 2016

Date  January 29, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

Brief introduction to GIS, and the CGA workshop training series, to help students determine workshops that are appropriate for their individual needs. Students will use online and desktop GIS software.

Download Workshop Material

Basic Introduction to GIS - Longwood - Spring 2016

Date  January 28, 2016 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Brief introduction to GIS, and the CGA workshop training series, to help students determine workshops that are appropriate for their individual needs. Students will use online and desktop GIS software.

GIS for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2015

Date  December 4, 2015 - 8:30am to 4:00pm

Location: Room S020, CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA.

GIS for Humanists 2015 Registration Schedule:

  1. Registration deadline:

    Tuesday, 12/01/15 @ 1:00 PM.

  2. $25 Registration fee deadline:

    Friday, 12/04/15 @ 8:30 AM.

  3. Workshop date:

    Friday, 12/04/15 @ 8:30AM

How to Apply:

Esri Free Online Course - Go Places with Spatial Analysis

Date  September 1, 2015 - 9:00am

This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is for people who know something about data analysis and want to learn about the special capabilities of spatial data analysis. Spatial analysis focuses on location to gain a deeper understanding of data.

Maps and the Geospatial Revolution (Penn State online course)

Date  March 25, 2015 - 9:00am to May 6, 2015 - 12:00am

Penn State's innovative 5-week course, available online for free.

This course brings together core concepts in cartography, geographic information systems, and spatial thinking with real-world examples to provide the fundamentals necessary to engage with Geography beyond the surface-level. Explore what makes spatial information special, how spatial data is created, how spatial analysis is conducted, and how to design maps so that they’re effective at telling the stories. 

https://www.coursera.org/course/maps

USGIS Webinar Series - Trends in GIScience Research and Teaching

Date  October 15, 2014 - 2:00pm

Dr. Trisalyn Nelson (Department of Geography, Univ of Victoria, BC, Canada) will share her expertise with Trends in GIScience Research and Teaching. 

For more information on this webinar and to register, please go to http://ucgis.org/webinars

USGIS Webinar Series - Blended Learning in a GIScience Course: Lynda and Sketch-based Geo-spatial Learning Objects

Date  September 29, 2014 - 4:00pm

Dr. Alex Klippel (Department of Geography, Penn State University) will speak about his experiences with “flipping” a class: Blended Learning in a GIScience Course: Lynda and Sketch-based Geo-spatial Learning Objects.

For more information on this webinar and to register, please go to http://ucgis.org/webinars

Wrangling Data into Maps - Longwood - Fall 2014

Date  September 19, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Please note this workshop is moved to Room 210, Kresge Building.

Up and Running with ArcGIS - Lynda.com Course

Date  March 25, 2014 - 10:00am

Learn how to organize, display, analyze, and map geospatial data with ArcGIS.

Lynda.com courses are available to all Harvard Students, Faculty and Staff.   You must first create a User Profile at Lynda.com,  then search for "Up and Running with ArcGIS."

Course sections (~ 3 hours)

Introduction (7m 0s)

Welcome (1m 7)
Using the exercise files (2m 15)
Working with GIS data files (3m 38)

(1.) Getting Started (1h 2m)