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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.

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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SCI 6322 - Mapping: Geographic Representation and Speculation

Spring 2018
Instructor(s)  Robert Pietrusko

Maps do not represent reality, they create it. As a fundamental part of the design process, the act of mapping results in highly authored views of a site. By choosing what features, forces, and flows to highlight -- and implicitly, which to exclude -- the designer first creates the reality into which their intervention will be situated and discussed.  Over the course of a semester, students will work extensively with techniques of geospatial analysis in GIS.

GOV 1008 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Fall 2017
Instructor(s)  Jill Kelly

This courses teaches the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), a collection of hardware and software tools that allow users to visualize and analyze geographic data in its spatial configuration. Students will learn the theory of geospatial analysis alongside practical methods for acquiring, manipulating, displaying, and analyzing cartographic data.    Listing in Harvard Course Catalog

VIS 2129 - Spatial Analysis and the Built Environment

Fall 2017
Instructor(s)  Andres Sevtsuk

Urban planners engage in many complex processes that defy easy representation. This course provides first-semester urban planning students with the graphic and technical skills needed to reason, design and communicate these processes with geospatial data.

HIST 1952 - Mapping History

Fall 2017
Instructor(s)  Kelly A. O'Neill

The history of maps and mapping from the age of Enlightenment to the era of GIS and GeoJSON. We will examine the way states and individuals have used maps to create ideas, shape policies, and generate political and cultural capital. We will also study the production of maps ? both print-based and digital ? by historians themselves. What new insights about the past can we gain by mapping it? How are innovations in cartographic technology changing the way historians think and write? In today?s interactive digital environments, where does the map end and history begin?

SCI 6354 - Advanced Spatial Analysis

Spring 2017
Instructor(s)  Andres Sevtsuk

The course will investigate a number of qualitative and quantitative methods to measure and analyze urban spatial problems relevant to contemporary urban planning practice. The course is based in part on literature on spatial analysis and in part on newly emerging topics in urban analytics. It offer students tools for integrating spatial information and decision making into planning and design solutions.

GHP 534 - Introduction to Spatial Methods for Public Health

Spring 2017
Instructor(s)  Marcia Castro

This is an introductory level course in the conceptual and analytic tools used to understand how spatial distributions of exposure impact on processes and patterns of disease.

GOV 1009 - Advanced Geographical Information Systems Workshop

Spring 2017
Instructor(s)  David Strohschein

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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