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ENVR E-118b - Sustainable Tourism, Regional Planning, and Geodesign

Spring 2018
Instructor(s)  Megan Epler Wood; Stephen M. Ervin

This course introduces the basic principles of tourism master planning, enabling students to learn how communities, governments, business, and civil society can take a more inclusive and sustainable approach to planning tourism destinations worldwide. Students learn to present quantitative and qualitative economic, sociocultural, and environmental data, to determine the best management of vital natural and social resources, and to build scenarios that include the impacts of climate change, including approaches to mitigation and adaptation, over the next 20-30 years.

Sociology 219 GIS Workshop

Date  January 12, 2018 - 9:00am to January 13, 2018 - 9:00am

Introduction to GIS workshop for students of Transnational Historical Sociology (Sociology 219)

Jan. 12, 2018


9:30 – 9:45 – Introductions, tour the CGA

9:45 – 10:30 – Presentation: GIS Basics and the CGA

10:30 – Noon – Create a general reference map with QGIS.  Explore some “Imperiia GIS” data.

Noon – 12:30 – Discussion


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Aibin Yan

Visiting Scholar

Dr. Aibin Yan is an Associate Professor from the Department of Landscape Planning and Design, East China University of Science and Technology. His research interests cover Architectural History, Chinese Classical Garden, Heritage Protection and Urban Spatial Culture.

aibin_yan [at] fas [dot] harvard [dot] edu

Drone Imagery In ArcGIS

Date  February 23, 2018 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Speaker:    Cody Benkelman, Technical Product Manager for Imagery at ESRI, will be at Harvard to present this workshop on tools and techniques for working with imagery from drones (but applicable to other sources) within ArcGIS. Download Agenda

GIS Tech Position at MassGIS

Closing Date  Sunday, January 8, 2017

MassGIS is pleased to announced that today we posted on the MassCareers web site a position announcement for a full-time permanent GIS Technician position. The job description and information on how to apply can be found here

GPS Data Collection - Spring 2018

Date  April 13, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Making Sense out of Spatial Data - Longwood- Spring 2018

Date  March 30, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Leader/Instructor Giovanni Zambotti

An introduction to spatial analysis for various kinds of problem solving in a GIS environment. Examples of both raster and vector data-based spatial operations like overlay, buffering, and interpolation will be covered.

Wrangling Data into Maps - Longwood- Spring 2018

Date  March 23, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

The ability to 'wrangle' various forms of data into a GIS is necessary in order to produce maps or analysis. Students will learn how to convert and properly geo-reference raw data in text form into GIS format, find and import relevant publicly available data, and produce a map of the results.


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