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Technical Training Workshops

Workshops are free for people with valid Harvard ID. For people do not have valid HUID, the fee is $175 for the 3.5-hour GPS workshop, and $100 for the other 2-hour workshops. Registration is required.

How to Apply:

  • For Harvard Affiliates, please submit your application by clicking the "REGISTER" button (HUID login required).
  • For Non-Harvard applicants, please submit your application by clicking the "NON-HARVARD REGISTER" button.

Most workshops are held on Fridays from 1:30 -3:30 PM, GPS is from 1:30 - 4:30 PM. Workshop location information is specified in each workshop content.


Detailed descriptions and registrations for the upcoming workshops are listed below. Or browse by Workshop title in the sidebar under Technical Workshops A to Z.

Basic Introduction to GIS - Cambridge - Spring 2018

Date  January 26, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Brief introduction to GIS, and the CGA workshop training series, to help students determine workshops that are appropriate for their individual needs. Students will use online and desktop GIS software.

Wrangling Data into Maps - Cambridge - Spring 2018

Date  February 2, 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.

Making Sense out of Spatial Data - Cambridge - Spring 2018

Date  February 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

NON-HARVARD REGISTER

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.

Basic Introduction to GIS - Longwood - Spring 2018

Date  February 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

Brief introduction to GIS, and the CGA workshop training series, to help students determine workshops that are appropriate for their individual needs. Students will use online and desktop GIS software.

Worldmap Introduction - Spring 2018

Date  February 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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

Open Source QGIS - Spring 2018

Date  March 2, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

An introduction to QGIS for beginners, this workshop will cover the basic methods for opening various data formats, dealing with projections, joining tabular data to vector GIS layers, symbolization, and exporting data. No previous knowledge of GIS or statistics is required.   

See related online QGIS Workshop website.

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.

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.

GPS Data Collection - Spring 2018

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