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Real-time GIS for Smart Cities - Special issue IJGIS

Closing Date  Wednesday, January 31, 2018

We cordially invite you to submit original and high-quality manuscripts to the IJGIS special issue of "Real-time GIS for Smart Cities." This special issue aims to link GIS to smart cities in terms of real-time sensing. We look for research that reports new approaches considering the fusion of conventional data sources with real-time GIS data, as well as new space-time analytics to advance smart city research and implementations.

UCGIS Symposium 2018 & CaGIS's AutoCarto 2018

Closing Date  Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS) and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) are pleased to announce a joint AutoCarto Conference and Symposium that will explore the Frontiers of Geospatial Data Science. We will consider connections between Geospatial Science and the burgeoning field of Data Science, seen in newly named academic departments and calls for funded research.

Introduction to GIS for the course "Critical Analysis of Environmental Systems"

Guest lecture on GIS for environmental studies to a class of Master's students in the Extension School's Environmental Sustainability program. 

Strategic Data Project Joint Winter Workshop 2018

Date  January 31, 2018 - 9:45am to 11:45am

 This is an introduction to GIS workshop for the Fellows in the Strategic Data Program run by the Harvard Graduate School of Education Center for Policy Education Research.  The workshop will be taught at the Joint Winter Session in New Orleans on January 31, 2018.

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View a PowerPoint file with student created maps

NSF REU Summer Fellow Opportunity

Closing Date  Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center (STC) is looking for 4 - 6 undergraduate research assistants to serve as NSF REU Summer Fellows in 2018. They will work for 7 weeks from June to August 2018 at George Mason University Site (Fairfax, VA), Harvard University site (Cambridge, MA), or University of California, Santa Barbara site (Santa Barbara, CA).

ZJU MOU Signing

Zhejiang University Launches Collaboration with Harvard  

ANTHRO 2020 - GIS & Spatial Analysis In Archaeology

Spring 2018
Instructor(s)  Jason Ur

An introduction to the GIS and remote sensing methods used by archaeologists to document and analyze datasets at the regional scale. This class will involve the hands-on use of maps, aerial photography, satellite imagery, digital terrain models and GPS-based observations to frame and approach archaeological research questions.

ISMT E-150 - Introduction to GIS

Spring 2018
Instructor(s)  Jeff Blossom

This course introduces the concepts and components of a geographic information system (GIS). It also teaches the essential skills of spatial data management, analysis, and visualization through the use of the ArcGIS software package. Upon completion of this course, students understand the fundamental concepts of a GIS including spatial data models, spatial analysis, and cartographic principles.

GOV 1009 - Advanced Geographical Information Systems Workshop

Spring 2018
Instructor(s)  Jill Kelly

This course is a workshop for students who have taken the introductory Geographical Information Systems course and want to explore detailed applications. The course will meet two times a week for a lecture and a laboratory exercise.   

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GOV 94DN - Mapping Social and Environmental Space

Spring 2018
Instructor(s)  Jill Kelly

This seminar will use mapping as a methodological technique to examine social and environmental issues. Students will be expected to use mapping software to examine spatial data for a location and topic of their choice for their final paper. Weekly discussions will be conducted in class on various mapping related topics. References will range from books like "How to lie with Maps" to current journal articles examining the use of GIS in social science.

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