Past Events

  • 2019 Jun 30

    GIS Internship Opportunity with Boston Public Library

    12:00pm

    The Normal B Leventhal Map Education Center at the Boston Public Library is seeking a paid intern beginning late June 2019. The internship duties are divvied between 80% GIS projects, and 20% public service. This internship is funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), awarded to the Leventhal Map & Education Center in 2017 with the goal of opening digital access to a collection of historical urban atlases. These maps are at a scale of 1:600, and depict every property in historical Boston,...

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  • 2019 Jun 24

    Remote Sensing for Humanitarian Programs Workshop

    Mon Jun 24 (All day) to Sun Jun 30 (All day)

     

    Remote Sensing Workshop

    The Remote Sensing Workshop for Humanitarian Response is a five-day training conducted by the Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. The goal of the course is to equip participants with the necessary expertise to manage, design, and utilize remote sensing programs during both natural disasters and conflict-related emergencies. The course faculty is experienced in remote sensing for humanitarian response, and has extensive expertise in analyzing data from both satellites...

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  • 2019 Jun 21

    GIST Lecturer

    12:00pm

    Location: 

    Newton, MA

    The University of Massachusetts – Amherst invites applications for a Lecturer in Geographic Information Science and Technology at the Mt. Ida Campus. We seek a geographer with expertise in one or more of the following areas: CyberGIS, geovisualization, spatial database design and implementation, geocomputation for processing spatial big data, and/or spatial modeling and analysis. Successful candidates will be able to teach courses in WebGIS, mobile GIS, GIS Programming, Spatial Database Design and Management, and other courses in their specialty.

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  • 2019 Jun 19

    NSF I/UCRC Spatiotemporal Innovation Center IAB meeting

    Wed - Thu, Jun 19 to Jun 20, 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel Building, 2nd Floor, Room K262, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA 02138
    The NSF I/UCRC Spatiotemporal Innovation Center (STC)’s Industry Advisory Board (IAB) will hold its next meeting at Harvard CGA on June 19th – 20th 2019. At this meeting researchers will report on-going projects’ status, and present new proposals. Board members will give comments, and vote on which project(s) their membership fund will support for the next year. Perspective members are welcome to attend too, though they will need to sign a NDA, and can’t participate in voting. Click here for more information.
  • 2019 Jun 18

    Geographic Perspectives on Infectious Diseases in Humans, Animals, and the Environment

    9:00am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

    Please join the World-Wide Human Geography Data (WWHGD) Working Group and the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University for our "Geographic Perspectives on Infectious Diseases in Humans, Animals, and the Environment" Symposium at Harvard University on June 18, 2019. The WWHGD Working Group is co-sponsored by the National Geospatial-lntelligence Agency and the U.S. Department of State. 

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  • 2019 Jun 17

    Dynamic Mapping of Secondary Cities Symposium II

    Registration Closed 8:30am to 5:00pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South S020, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138

    Solutions to today’s rapidly growing urban challenges require innovative thinking and accumulative efforts from the most forward-thinking problem solvers. We are excited to announce the official date, Monday, June 17, 2019, for our second symposium at Harvard University entitled, “Dynamic Mapping of (Secondary) Cities Symposium II”. This symposium is focused on strategies for driving innovation and creating lasting global
    urban projects that emphasize data generation and mapping.

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  • 2019 Jun 06

    Predicting Innovative Firms using Web Mining and Deep Learning

    12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS South S050

    by Jan Kinne, University of Salzberg.

    Abstract:
    Innovation is considered as a main driver of economic growth. Promoting the development of innovation through STI (science, technology and innovation) policies requires accurate indicators of innovation. Traditional indicators often lack coverage, granularity as well as timeliness and involve high data collection costs, especially when conducted at a large scale. In this paper, we propose a novel approach on how to create firm-level innovation indicators at the scale of millions of firms. We use traditional firm-level...

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  • 2019 May 22

    Mapping Soil Moisture with Statistical and spatial analysis Methods

    3:30pm to 4:30pm

    Location: 

    CGIS Knafel K252, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138

    by: Yaping Xu, Louisiana State University

    Abstract: 

    Soil moisture is an important factor for accurate prediction of agricultural productivity and rainfall runoff with hydrological models. Remote sensing satellites such as Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) offer synoptic views of soil moisture distribution at a regional-to-global scale. To use the soil moisture product from these satellites, however, requires a downscaling of the data from a usually large instantaneous field of view (i.e. 36 km) to the watershed analysis scales ranging...

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