GIS Institute Summer 2021


Tue - Fri, Jun 1 to Jun 11, 9:30am - 5:00pm



This is a virtual class without in-person attendance. Virtual classroom access links are emailed to all accepted students prior to June 1st.

GIS Institute Instructors:
    Scott Bell  and  Jill Kelly

Registration Schedule:

  1. Application deadline (extended):  
    Friday, March 26, 2021, 11:59 pm (Late applications acceptable, no waitlist)
  2. Notification of acceptance
    Friday, April 2, 2021
  3. Registration fee due ($100 for Harvard affiliates and $3,150 for others) : 
    Friday, April 16, 2021 (Seat is guaranteed when registration fee is paid)
  4. Deadline for meeting with instructors to finalize project/data: 
    Friday, May 7, 2021
  5. Institute begins
    Tuesday, June 1, 2021
  6. Final project presentation
    Friday, June 11, 2021

How to Apply:

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



Day One: Tuesday June 1st

9:30 am Welcome and Intro to GIS

11:00 am Technology Check

12:00 pm Basic ArcGIS Overview

1:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm Basic ArGIS Overview (continued)

4:00 pm Project Forum

Day Two: Wednesday June 2nd

9:30 am Check-in

10:00 am Geocoding and Georeferencing

11:00 am Mapping Tabular Data

1:30 pm Geocoding Lab (download lab data)

2:30 pm Spatial Analysis 1: Vector Data

4:00 pm Harvard Map Library

Day Three: Thursday June 3rd

9:30 am Spatial Analysis 2: Raster Data

11:00 am 3D Visualization

12:00 pm Georeferencing

2:00 pm Spatial Statistics 1: Overview and Exploratory Data Analysis

4:00 pm Project Forum 

Day Four: Friday June 4th

9:30 am GIS Ethics and Data Privacy

11:00 am Spatial Statistics 2: Autocorrelation & Regression

1:00 pm Cartography and Data Management

3:00 pm Project Forum


See also: GIS Institute