GIS Institute Summer 2018


Tue - Fri, May 29 to Jun 8, 9:00am - 5:00pm

GIS Institute Instructors (Summer 2018):
    Scott Bell  and  Jill Kelly

GIS Institute Registration Schedule (posted seasonally):

  1. Application deadline:
    Friday, March 16, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
    (Late applications can join the waitlist.)
  2. Notification of acceptance
    Friday, March 30, 2018
  3. Registration fee due ($100 for Harvard affiliates and $3,150 for others) : 
    Friday, April 13, 2018
  4. Deadline for meeting with instructors to finalize project/data: 
    Friday, May 04, 2018
  5. Institute begins
    Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  6. Final project presentation
    Friday, June 08, 2018

How to Apply:

  • For Harvard Affiliates, please submit your application by clicking the "APPLY" button and following the instructions on the form (HUID login required).
  • For Non-Harvard applicants, please submit your application by clicking the "NON-HARVARD APPLY" button and following the instructions on the form.


SCHEDULE:  Color PDF  Grayscale PDF

◆ Day One: Tuesday MAY 29th

11:00 am CGA Projects and Services [Jeff Blossom] (Slides PPT)

1:00 pm Intro to ArcGIS [Scott Bell] (Data ZIP) (Instructions PDF)


 Day Two: Wednesday MAY 29th 

9:30 am  Mapping Tabular Data [Jill Kelly] (Data ZIP) (Instructions PDF) (Slides PPT)

11:00 am  Geocoding and Georeferencing [Scott Bell] (Slides PDF)

1:00 pm  Geocoding [Jeff Blossom] (Data ZIP)

3:00 pm  Spatial Analysis 1: Raster Data [Jill Kelly]  (Data ZIP) (Instructions PDF) (Slides PDF)


 Day Three: Thursday MAY 30th

9:30 am  Spatial Analysis 2: Vector Data [Jill Kelly] (Data ZIP) (Instructions PDF) (Slides PDF)

11:00 am  3d Visualization [Jill Kelly]  (Data ZIP) (Slides PDF)

1:00 pm  Georeferencing [Scott Bell] (Data ZIP) (Instructions PDF)

3:00 PM  Lab Spatial Stats 1: GeoDa [Scott Bell] (Data ZIP)  (Slides PDF)


 Day Four: Friday MAY 31th

9:30 am  Spatial Stats 1: Exploratory Data Analysis [Scott Bell] (OpenGeoDa 1 PDF)

11:00 am  Spatial Stats 2: Spatial Autocorrelation [Scott Bell] (OpenGeoDa 2 PDF) (OpenGeoDa 3 PDF)

1:00 pm  Cartography & Data Management [Scott Bell]

See also: GIS Institute