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Google Earth Pro License Renewal

Google Earth Pro (50 licenses) has been renewed for a year (until end of July 2015). We require users who take these licenses to report to CGA on how they use Google Earth Pro for their research or teaching, which will be used to justify our renewal application. For license request, please see

GIS Site License Software Upgrade - June 2014

Nagoya Historical Maps and the Core Periphery Structures of Nobi Japan - Two Papers by Tsunetoshi Mizoguchi

Two papers by Tsunetoshi Mizoguchi, (Professor Emeritus at University of Nagoya,) have been published in the occasional papers of the G. W. Skinner Regional Systems Analysis Archive.

"Enjoying Nagoya, past and present, through old maps," provides a tour of four hundred years through the history of Nagoya city, based on analysis of thirteen historical maps.

2014 Fisher Prize Winners

This year's Fisher Prize for Excellence in GIS winners are Leif Estrada (Graduate Category) for his entry: “Temporal Morphology: Synthetic Growth and Natural Decline of Alameda Island” and Jake Sobstyl (Undergraduate Category) for his entry: “Zero-touch scale-free and climate independent thermal energy audits”.  Congrats to the winners!  View the posters and judges comments.

ArcGIS 10.2.2 Available

ArcGIS 10.2.2 for Desktop, Server and Business Analyst are available for Harvard affiliates to download. They use the same licenses as for ArcGIS 10.1-10.2. Business Analyst uses the same 2013 dataset as for version 10.2.  To know more about ArcGIS 10.2.2, please click here.

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Somayeh Chitchian wins first Harvard EDC Student of the Year Award

As an ESRI Development Center, Harvard CGA is offering an annual Student of the Year Award for the best GIS project that makes use of ESRI products.  This year, being the first time CGA has participated in the EDC program, we are pleased to announce that Grad Student, Somayeh Chitchian's project on the Middle Eastern Immigration Landscape in America has been announced as the winner!   See the award-winning poster and project description.

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...

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.