Join us for the Annual CGA Conference, now scheduled for April 26th - April 27th, 2018, which will bring together mainstream data scientists and geographic information scientists to review the status of both fields, examine commonalities between the two, and explore new trends in the analysis of space and time in Data Science. The upcoming conference is being sponsored by ESRI and the Harvard Data Science Initiative. READ MORE and REGISTER TO ATTEND
The annual GIS awards for Harvard Students are now open for submissions! More information on the Howard T. Fisher Prize for excellence in GIS is available here. More information on the ESRI EDC Student of the Year Award is available here.
A signing ceremony for a new collaboration between Zhejiang University and Harvard was held on October 13th, 2017. The joint effort will build upon Harvard CGA's WorldMap to develop a Chinese Academic Mapping Platform for research, teaching, and data sharing. Please see the Zhejiang University Announcement for more details.
Esri GeoInquiries for schools are short, standards-based inquiry activities for teaching map-based concepts found in commonly used textbooks, mainly for K-12 classroom use. The CGA has added all available GeoInquiries modules to the Harvard ArcGIS Online Organizational account. They are available from the Content tab for all members in the organization, and updates by Esri will be reflected as they become available. DETAILS HERE
At the 2017 FOSS4G conference, MapD Technologies and the CGA announced a research collaboration through the NSF I/UCRC Spatiotemporal Innovation Center. The goal is to explore the power of GPUs in spatiotemporal analytics.
Videos of the CGA Annual Conference on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) -- commonly known as Drones -- are now posted online for viewing here! The conference brought together experts from academia, government, industry, and humanitarian NGOs, to discuss the emerging technology of UAVs and their impact on research. Many applications in the field of Archaeology were featured, including the work of CGA Director, Jason Ur, whose investigations were recently w
CGA staff completed upgrading the primary license server for ArcGIS Desktop Concurrent Use from version 10.4.1 to version 10.5. The server "license.cga.harvard.edu" has resumed license service for ArcGIS clients.
Please open ArcGIS Administrator and change Licence Manager to the primary server "license.cga.harvard.edu", which supports versions 10.1-10.5. This is the last update on the matter.
Please note that this does not affect other licenses served out from the primary server (ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, IDL, FME, TerrSet).
The 2017 ESRI EDC Student of the Year Award for Harvard University has been awarded to Longfeng Wu, Yonghui Chen, Jung Hyun Woo, Seung Kyum Kim for their paper: “How do pedestrians choose their routes?” Details here, and Congratulations to the winners!
The ArcGIS Enterprise (formerly known as ArcGIS for Server) 10.5 is now accessible for Harvard affiliates. The ArcGIS Enterprise including ArcGIS Server (downloadable from here), Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Data Store, and ArcGIS Web Adaptor software components. Please contact us if you need any specific component listed below other than ArcGIS Server 10.5.
In response to Hurricane Matthew, please consult these emergency response resources: US NGA Live tracking map, damage assessments, data downloads, links HotOSM Open Street Map emergency mapping for volunteer mappers Google Crisis Map providing shelter information
The ArcGIS Pro 1.3 is available for any Harvard affiliate to download. Learn about what's new and improved at 1.3. Existing ArcGIS Pro users can update to the latest version now without uninstall the older versions.
The Esri demographic and lifestyle data 2015 is available for any Harvard affiliates to access. It contains Esri 2015-2020 updated demographic data, Esri 2015 consumer spending, Esri 2015 Tapestry data, 2009-2013 american community survey data, and 2010 census data. Read more.
ENVI 5.3 and IDL 8.5 are available for download at http://gis.harvard.edu/tools/software/envi-idl. Users running previous versions of ENVI and IDL from CGA license servers also need to upgrade their license files from the above page in order to continue using their current versions.
The Association of American Geographers has named Peter Bol as its 2015 Honorary Geographer. Bol is the Vice Provost for Advances in Learning and the Charles H. Carswell Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University.
TerrSet is an integrated geospatial software system for monitoring and modeling the earth system for sustainable development. The TerrSet System incorporates the IDRISI GIS Analysis and IDRISI Image Processing tools along with a constellation of vertical applications. readmore