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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 ...

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The Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA)'s core mission is to support research and teaching in all disciplines across Harvard University with emerging geospatial technologies. 

Working with entities across Harvard, the CGA strengthens university-wide geographic information systems (GIS) infrastructure and services; provides a common platform for the integration of spatial data from diverse sources and knowledge from multiple disciplines; enables scholarly research that would use, improve or study geospatial analysis...

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