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GIS Fellow

Cambridge MA


This position will be responsible for monitoring, investigating, testing, evaluating, and implementing GIS application development technologies for the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA). Working closely with the professional CGA staff team and the Harvard GIS user community, the GIS Fellow will be involved in designing, developing, improving and supporting GIS software platforms for research and teaching across Harvard University.


Name of awardee  Somayeh Chitchian

Title: Middle Eastern Immigration Landscape in America

Comments from the award committee: "this project is an original, exemplary example of how geographic techniques and visual analysis can depict a complex social and cultural phenomenon"

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Wendy Guan

Executive Director

Wendy is the Executive Director who manages daily operations of the CGA. She came to Harvard in 2006 as the Director of GIS Research Services for the newly established Center.

wguan [at] cga [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Peter K. Bol


Peter Bol is the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and the Charles H. Carswell Professor in East Asian Languages and Civilizations. He led Harvard’s university-wide effort to establish support for geospatial analysis in teaching and research. In 2005 he was named the first director of the Center for Geographic Analysis.

pkbol [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Call for Papers: the 2015 US National Report to the International Cartographic Conference

Closing Date  Monday, September 1, 2014

The upcoming 2015 report will summarize recent scholarly research, industry perspectives, and future predictions about what American cartography can achieve on the map, and will be published in a special issue of Cartography and Geographic Information Science. The e-mail of intend is due on September 8th, 2014. All final submissions are due on December 14th, 2014.

Montserrat Pallares-Barbera

Visiting Fellow

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012

Caitlyn Bolton

GIS Intern

Dec 2011 - Feb 2012

Guoping Huang

Jul 2011 - Jun 2012


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