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January 2018

CGA Newsletter January 2018 PDF (Download)

 A Monthly Publication of the CGA at Harvard UniversityJanuary 2018

Happy New Year, 2018!



Drone Imagery in ArcGIS, a one-time Workshop will be held 1pm-5pm on February 23rd, 2018. Cody Benkelman, Technical Product Manager for Imagery at ESRI will lead the workshop and answer your questions. For more information and to Register please visit the workshop webpage

Both the 2018 Fisher Prize for excellence in GIS and the ESRI EDC Student of the Year Award are open for applications from Harvard students.

Read more about applying for both prizes.


"How to Measure Legislative District Compactness".
Authors: Aaron Kaufman (Harvard, IQSS), Gary King (Harvard, Dept of Government), Mayya Komisarchik (IQSS)
Published by: Working Paper (November 2017)
PDF available

"Claiming Crimea, A History of Catherine the Great's Southern Empire".
Author: Kelly O'Neill (Harvard, Dept of History).
Published by: Yale University Press (November 2017)
Description and Table of Contents


Harvard DataFest 2018 will be held Jan 17th - 18th Registrations are open! CGA will present geospatial data topics, such as PostGIS, R Scripts in QGIS, and WorldMap. See more on the DataFest Schedule

Harvard Map Collection Map Story: Look But Don't Touch: Tactile Illusions on Maps in conjunction with a map exhibit on Jan 10th, the Map Collection has created an ESRI Map Story


Job: GIS Technician Commonwealth of Massachusetts [posted 21 Dec 2017] Read more

Call for Papers: FOSS4G 2018 (Aug, 27-28) Dar es Salaam Open call for presentations until March 21st, 2018. Read more



Mapping the Cyclone Bomb Storm (NASA Earth Observatory)
Bare Essentials, LIDAR Map Story (Washington Geological Survey)
Bitcoin Purchases Live Map
Debt in America Interactive Map (Urban Institute)
Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve Point Conception with Major Gift to The Nature Conservancy
URISA Salary Survey for GIS Jobs, 2017
GIS in Interdisciplinary Research [Geo: Geography and Environment, 2017; 4 (2), e00046]
MapZen announces closure


The CGA Newsletter is published monthly. Editor of this issue: Lex Berman.

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