CGA History

The Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) at Harvard University was established in the fall of 2005 with the support of Provost Steven Hyman, the Deans of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Design, William Kirby and Alan Altschuler, and many well-wishers, including Jack and Laura Dangermond.

The Center is one of the "technology platforms" in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS). Building on the foundation already created by the Harvard Geospatial Library and the Map Library, the CGA is focused on expanding the infrastructure for geographic information science and the use of spatial analysis in research and teaching across the greater Harvard community.

The Center has permanent professional staff who can guide complex projects involving geospatial analysis and implement or develop cutting-edge technologies for research and teaching applications.

We welcome you to send us an email or to visit our offices on the Concourse Level of the Knafel Building.

Read more about the Center for Geographic Analysis in the Harvard Gazette.

photo of CGA launch party

See more photos of the CGA Launch event.

See also: Basic