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NSF Research Experience for Undergraduate Opportunity 2014

The STC is looking for 2-4 undergraduate research assistants in the summer, 2014. The students will be conducting spatiotemporal research of matched interests and advised by faculty at three sites of George Mason, Harvard and UC-Santa Barbara. Relevant experts from center members (e.g., NASA and USGS) will also provide guidance on data and operational environments. Readmore...

Esri CityEngine New Service Release - Version 2013.1

Esri has recently published a new CityEngine 2013.1 service release for Windoes and Mac. Any user who installed Esri CityEngine 2013.1 before April 4, 2014 will need to uninstall and reinstall the software.

Single-use licenses for CityEngine 2013.1 are new available (HUID required).

http://gis.harvard.edu/tools/software/esri-cityengine-20131

Harvard ArcGIS Online and Business Analyst Online Accounts Reactivated

The GIS community at Harvard had collectively consumed all allowed credits from Esri on our organizational ArcGIS Online and Business Analyst Online accounts, causing them to be suspended on March 24th. As of March 28th, Esri has donated 20,000 credits to Harvard and reactivated the accounts. CGA encourages all users to use desktop solutions for large number geocoding tasks in order to reduce our credit consumption rate. 

Call for Applications: 2014 Fisher Prize and Davis Center Prize

The 2014 Fisher Prize for excellence in GIS will be given to one graduate and one undergraduate student who must be enrolled in the academic year 2013-2014 and in good standing to be considered for the award.

ENVI License Servers

Both cga2 and cga6 license servers now support ENVI (both 5.0 and 5.1). But they do not serve out the trial Feature Extraction license now. To  test the Feature Extraction license (till April 20th) with either ENVI 5.0 or 5.1, simply save the license.lic file in the client computer's C:\Program Files\Exelis\License\ folder. There is no need to connect to any license server for using the trial license.

CGA Designated as an Esri Development Center

The Esri Development Center (EDC) is a program for higher education, which confers special status and benefits upon a select few leading university departments that challenge their students to develop innovative applications based upon the ArcGIS platform. The Center for Geographic Analysis has been designated as an EDC as of February 2014.

60-day Free Trial for ENVI Feature Extraction Software

CGA has received a 60-day free trial for ENVI’s Feature Extraction software. It is valid from now till April 20th. Users who want to use it may download this temporary license file (right click and save as ***.lic to your local license folder). If you took the default locations when installing ENVI, it should be C:\Program Files\Exelis\License\.

Harvard GSD team wins Tohoku Recovery competition

The Toyo University Tohoku Recovery competition, has awarded first prize to a team at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.