GIS Institute Winter 2020


Tue - Fri, Jan 7 to Jan 17, 9:30am - 5:00pm


CGIS Knafel K050, 1737 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138

GIS Institute Instructors:
    Scott Bell  and  Jill Kelly

Registration Schedule:

  1. Application deadline:  
    Friday, October 25, 2019, 11:59 pm - Extended to Friday, November 1st, 2019, 12:00 pm (Late applications can join the waitlist.)
  2. Notification of acceptance
    Friday, November 8, 2019
  3. Registration fee due ($100 for Harvard affiliates and $3,150 for others) : 
    Friday, November 22, 2019 (Seat is guaranteed when registration fee is paid)
  4. Deadline for meeting with instructors to finalize project/data: 
    Friday, December 13, 2019
  5. Institute begins
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020
  6. Final project presentation
    Friday, January 17, 2020

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 Jan 7th

9:30 am Welcome and Intro to GIS (Intro)

11:00 am CGA project examples (lecture slides)

1:00 pm Basic Mapping in ArcGIS (lab instructions)(lab data)(editing legends)

Day Two: Wednesday Jan 8th

9:30 am Geocoding and Georeferencing (lecture)

10:30 am Mapping Tabular Data (lecture)(lab instructions)(lab data)

1:00 pm Geocoding (lab data)

2:30 pm Spatial Analysis 1: Vector Data(lecture)(lab instructions)(lab data)

Day Three: Thursday Jan 9th

9:30 am Spatial Analysis 2: Raster Data (lecture)(lab instructions)(lab data)

11:00 am 3D Visualization (lecture)(lab data)(demo package)

1:00 pm Georeferencing (lab instructions)(lab data)

2:30 pm Spatial Statistics: Overview (lecture)

Day Four: Friday Jan 10th

9:30 am Spatial Statistics 1: Exploratory Data Analysis (lab instructions)(lab data)

11:00 am Spatial Statistics 2: Regression and Autocorrelation (lab instructions 2)(lab instructions 3)

1:00 pm Cartography and Data Management(lecture)

(abstract template)  (link to cost distance project)  (cost distance handout



See also: GIS Institute