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On the Cyberinfrastructure for GIS-Enabled Historiography

Author(s)  Peter K. Bol
June, 2013
Space-Time Integration in Geography and GIScience, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Volume 103, Issue 5, 2013

From a historian's perspective, the use of GIScience and technology in the study of history holds the promise of an integration of historical and geographic modes of analysis.

The growing role of web-based geospatial technology in disaster response and support

Author(s)  Akiyuki Kawasaki, Merrick Lex Berman, and Wendy Guan
December, 2012
Disasters, 37: 201–221

This paper examines changes in disaster response and relief efforts and recent web-based geospatial technological developments through an evaluation of the experiences of the Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University, of the Sichuan (2008) and Haiti (2010) earthquake responses.

WorldMap – a geospatial framework for collaborative research

Author(s)  Weihe Wendy Guan, Peter K. Bol, Benjamin G. Lewis, Matthew Bertrand, Merrick Lex Berman & Jeffrey C. Blossom
April, 2012
Annals of GIS

WorldMap is a web-based, map-centric data exploration system built on open-source geospatial technology at Harvard University. It is designed to serve collaborative research and teaching, but is also accessible to the general public.

Embracing Geographic Analysis Beyond Geography - Harvard's Center for Geographic Analysis Enters its 5th Year

Author(s)  Wendy Guan; Peter Bol
April, 2012

Without a department of geography, Harvard University established the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA) in 2006 to support research and teaching of all disciplines across the University with emerging geospatial technologies.

Applying GIS Methods to Public Health Research at Harvard University

Author(s)  Jeff Blossom, Julia Finkelstein, Wendy Guan & Bonnie Burns
September, 2011
Journal of Map And Geography Libraries , 7:349–376, 2011

This article will draw on CGA’s experience applying geographic analysis to public health research.

Jump-starting the next level of online geospatial collaboration: Lessons from AfricaMap

Author(s)  Benjamin Lewis & Weihe Guan
September, 2011
Advances in Web-based GIS, Mapping Services and Applications, 2011

This article discusses an opportunity to engage in new forms of collaborative research made possible by widespread access to the web and mapping technologies.

Enabling Geographic Research Across Disciplines: Building an Institutional Infrastructure for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University

Author(s)  Guan, Wendy; Burns, Bonnie A.; Finkelstein, Julia; Blossom, Jeffrey C.
January, 2011
Journal of Map & Geography Libraries

Founded in 1818, the Harvard Map Collection (HMC) is the oldest map collection in America, holding 400,000 maps, more than 6,000 atlases and thousands of reference books.


Author(s)  AkihiroTSUKAMOTO, et al.
October, 2009
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 3 (1–2) 2009, 21–38

This paper explores a method for creating large-scale urban 3D models using Historical GIS data. The method is applied to the Virtual Kyoto Project in which the landscape of the whole city of Kyoto of the early Edo era (ca 17thC) is reconstructed.  

Unfolding the landscape drawing method of Rakuchū Rakugai Zu screen paintings in a GIS environment

Author(s)  Akihiro Tsukamoto
October, 2009
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing 3 (1–2) 2009, 39–60

In this paper, I propose a new methodology for analysing landscape drawing methods using a GIS. The subject of my analysis is the genre of Japanese screen paintings known as rakuchu rakugai zu ¯ , created between the 16th and 18th centuries.

Harvard Revisited: Geography’s Return as GIS

Author(s)  Wendy Guan and Peter K. Bol
October, 2009
The Geography Teacher, Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 1-48

CGA at Harvard University, including operational model, achievements, and perspectives.

Bringing Operational GIS into University Classrooms

Author(s)  Weihe (Wendy) Guan and Guoping Huang
September, 2009
Geomatica Vol. 63, No. 2, 2009, pp. 375 to 392

This study explores an innovative approach in teaching operational GIS to students who have taken only one introductory GIS course. It brings real world cases into university classrooms and exposes students to practical solutions of multiple scenarios.