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ENVI 5.2 Now Available

ENVI 5.2 + IDL 8.4 is now available to download for Harvard affiliates. More details can be found here:

ESRI Business Analyst 2014 US Data Now Available

The CGA now has the Business Analyst 2014 datasets available.  This includes over 18.2 million U.S. business and shopping center locations with sales volume, number of employees, and several more attributes.  Also included with this product are over 10,000 demographic and consumer market variables aggregated at the block group, tract, county, ZIP, and other geographies.  For more information and to access this data:

GIS Winter Institute 2015 Registrations Update

Acceptance notifications for our upcoming GIS Winter Institute (Jan 6th - Jan 16th 2015) have been sent out.   If you applied to attend this institute and did NOT hear back from us yet, please contact the Institute organizer as soon as possible, and let us know how your application was sent.      Organizer:  Sumeeta Srinivasan

Digital Mapping Talk with Joe Agoada at GSD

The Harvard Urban Planning Organization (HUPO), the MDesD Risk and Resilience Program, and the Center for Geographic Analysis present "Digital Mapping and Design Choices for International Development", a talk with Joe Agoada.  The talk will be held Friday, November 14th, from 12:30-2:00pm in Gund Hall Room 517.  Pizza will be served and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Ebola First Responder Mapping Workshop - Nov 13th

 *  Register Now for this event *    Come and Learn how to map rooftops in cities and the paths and roadways to remote villages in Western Africa using Open Street Map and satellite images.  Join contributors world-wide and help create the maps which are being used in the fight against Ebola.   Easy to make, these maps are for first responders including the World Health Organization, Red Cross, Doctors Without Borders and others.  

Radcliffe Symposium Invites Posters on Navigation and Way-finding

Radcliffe Institute’s annual science symposium, to be held on Friday, November 14, 2014, is titled “Lost and Found,” and will focus on the topic of navigation and way-finding.  The symposium invites submissions from graduate students, post-docs, and undergraduates to submit posters illustrating innovative research underway on any topic related to navigation.

Jason Ur Appointed as New Director of CGA

As of October 1st 2014, Jason Ur, Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology, has been appointed the Director of the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA).

Autodesk Software Licensing Changes

Autodesk has recently announced some important changes to licensing of their products for educational institutions. Licenses for educational/academic purposes will be FREE, but non-academic uses such as facilities maintenance, operations, utilities, etc. will no longer be allowed under the academic license. Instead, licenses for non-academic/facility purposes must be purchased at the commercial rate. More detailed information can be found here.