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2011 CGA Conference: Geospatial Collaboration: New Common Ground

May 6, 2011 to May 7, 2011

This year's conference was held on May 6-7, 2011.The plenary sessions on Friday were broadcast live. It brought web-mapping experts from across the country to Harvard to share their knowledge and experience, and to envision what lies ahead. In addition to talks, it included demos and hands-on training sessions. Readmore.....

2011 CGA Conference Presentations

Day 1

Welcome and Introductions 
Peter Bol & Jeffrey Schnapp  |  video   (67 MB)

Keynote Address 
Chris Holmes  |  video   (315 MB)

The Senseable City 
Carlo Ratti  |  video   (137 MB)

Using GIS to understand the rise and fall of social order in post-invasion Iraq. 
David Patel   slides | video   (276 MB)

Community-based approaches to high-resolution multispectral imaging with balloons 
Jeffrey Warren   slides   clip1   clip2   clip3   clip4 | video   (251 MB)

extraMUROS (archives across walls) 
Jeffrey Schnapp and Robert G. Pietrushko   slides | video   (248 MB)

Developing a Multi-agency GIS-based Land Management System 
Phil Griffiths   slides | video   (301 MB)

Collaborations on Open Geo-Software and Open Geo-Data 
Bibiana McHugh   slides | video   (257 MB)

Geospatial Collaboration with GeoNode 
Sebastian Benthall   slides | video   (294 MB)

Mapping a Media Archaeology of Place: Archives, Databases and Locative Media 
Jesse Shapins  |  video   (323 MB)

Collaborative Analytics to enable Open Conversations and Knowledge Sharing 
Andrew Turner  |  video   (120 MB)

Between Social Media and GIS: Mapping Revolutions, History, and Catastrophe 
Todd Presner, Yoh Kawano  slides | video   (113 MB)

Live Editing Your Map with OpenStreetMap on MapQuest 
Patrick McDevitt  slides | video   (102 MB)

Open Access to Web Mapping Services (Don’t Feed Me – Teach Me To Fish) 
Christian Jacqz  slides | video   (92 MB)

Using A GeoDjango, MongoDB, Solr and HTML5 Stack to Lazily Geo-Reference Government Data 
Dan Yamins  |  video   (149 MB)

A GIS approach to evolving and leveraging online geospatial communities 
Bernard Szukalski  slides | video   ( 112 MB)

Social Explorer 
Andy Beveridge  |  video   (108 MB)

BioMosaic: mapping the intersection of migration, demography and disease 
David Scales  slides | video   (110 MB)

Web Maps in a Data Portal: The Case of the CPE Historical Urban Ecology Database
Brian Bettenhausen  slides | video   (78 MB)

WorldMap 
Ben Lewis   slides | video   (128 MB)

GeoData@Tufts: The OpenGeoportal 
Patrick Florance, Stephen McDonald, Chris Barnett   slides | video   (93 MB)

Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations 
Guoping Huang   slides | video   (64 MB)

Spatial Intelligence with Demographic and Economic Information of China 
Shuming Bao   slides | video   (90 MB)

GIS Web Application for Living Plant Collection Research 
Brian Morgan   slides | video   (71 MB)

Mashable Boston: a developer’s sandbox of Boston information via OGC APIs 
Raj Singh   slides | video   (118 MB)

DistrictBuilder: An Open Source Web Based Redistricting Application 
Micah Altman   slides | video   (101 MB)

GIS at MIT 
Lisa Sweeney   slides | video   (113 MB)

GIS Web Applications in Africa 
Suzanne Preston Blier   slides | video   (88 MB)

Day 2

Patrick McDevit 
Live Editing Your Map with OpenStreetMap on MapQuest (1.3 GB)

Bibiana McHugh 
Collaborations on Open Geo-Software and Open Geo-Data (1.3 GB)

Jeff Blossom 
A Sampler of Harvard Web Mapping Projects

Todd Presner, Yoh Kawano 
Between Social Media and GIS: Mapping Revolutions, History, and Catastrophe(Presner AM session, 39 MB)  
Kawano (AM session, 90 MB) 
Kawano (PM session, 120 MB)

Andrew Turner 
Collaborative Analytics to enable Open Conversations and Knowledge Sharing (56 MB)

Bernard Szukalski 
A GIS approach to evolving and leveraging online geospatial communities (135 MB)

Brian Bettenhausen 
Web Maps in a Data Portal: The Case of the CPE Historical Urban Ecology Database(280 MB)

Guoping Huang 
Digital Atlas of Roman and Medieval Civilizations (280 MB) 
Chinese version (89 MB)

Andy Anderson 
Cityscapes (268 MB)

David Scales 
BioMosaic: mapping the intersection of migration, demography and disease (64 MB) 
part 2 (45 MB)

Andy Beveridge 
Social Explorer (238 MB) 
part 2 (265 MB)

Shuming Bao 
China Geo-Explorer (72 MB)

Micah Altman 
DistrictBuilder: An Open Source Web Based Redistricting Application (292 MB)

Brian Morgan 
GIS Web Application for Living Plant Collection Research (190 MB)

Patrick Florance, Stephen McDonald, Chris Barnett 
GeoData@Tufts: Tufts Open Geoportal (279 MB)

Liz Barry, Jeffrey Warren 
How to make your own aerial imagery for $100  (part 1, 732 MB)
part 2 (686 MB)
part 3 (719 MB)
part 4 (365 MB)
part 5 (235 MB)
part 6 (411 MB)
part 7 (275 MB)

Ben Lewis, Suzanne Blier 
WorldMap training

2011 CGA Conference Posters

Dustin Duncan - Winner of this year's H T Fisher Prize in GIS
Spatial Analysis of the Neighborhood Crime on the Body Mass Index of Urban Adolescents

Aikaterini Mantzavinou - Honorable mention as best undergraduate poster
Assessing the Impact of the Jaipur Foot Organization in India

Scott Bauer 
Disparities in Access to Income-Related Social Service Agencies

Grace Charles 
Efficacy of using vegetation indices to predict plant productivity in African rangelands

Andrew Dufillie 
Weave: Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment

Moira Forberg 
Waterfront Land Use in Chicago vs. Boston

Alexander Georgiev 
Chimpanzee ranging on hilly terrain: GPS technology in the rainforest

Rebecca Goldstein 
The Relationship between Spatial Population Dispersion and Geographic Compactness in Majority-Minority Congressional Districts

Anna Hopper 
A Spatial Study of Boston-Area Library Access

Jeff Howry 
GIS Publishing To The Web: Connecting Scholarly Communities For Collaborative Research

Sundeep Iyer 
Measuring Areal Dispersion in US Congressional Districts: A Nationwide Comparison of Geographic Compactness Measures

William Mass and Matthew Ross 
Benchmarking Competitiveness: Identifying areas with high concentrations of high tech employment

Owen McKenna 
A Geospatial Analysis Of The Distribution Of The Hemlock Wooly Adelgid Within Estabrook Woods

Dana Thomson 
Mapping Frontiers: Survey Selection Idjwi Island

Andrew Williston 
MCZbase: A New Platform for Geospatial Data Collaboration in the Museum of Comparative Zoology

Michael Wilson 
Shifting Ground: Rising Sea Level Risks to Boston

Huaining Zhu 
MassEOEEA - Web GIS boosts eGovernment

Huaining Zhu 
Star Communities of the Commonwealth: Leading by Example with eDEP