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CGA Website Migration

This website is no longer updated since July 1st, 2018.

Please visit the current CGA website at

Power Restored in CGIS North Building

The maintenance is complete in CGIS North, and all of HMDC and CGA supported services should be back online. Let us know if you are experiencing any unexpected problems. We apologize for any inconvenience.

WorldMap Availaibility

There will be a service interruption for WorldMap from Monday May 21st to Wed May 23rd, due to the annual maintenance shutdown time for Mass Open Cloud (the host of WorldMap).   More Info

Follow-up on the CGA Annual Conference 2018

Read about the CGA annual conference, Illuminating Space and Time in Data Science on our technical blog here.   Audio files will be posted soon.


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Upcoming Conference and GIS Institute

Each year, the CGA offers a two-day workshop about a GIS topic useful to the Harvard community. These workshops involve a keynote speaker and numerous panel discussions. Video of all presentations is available. In addition, posters and videos and other visualizations are submitted by attendees and Harvard students are eligible for the Fisher Prize in GIS competition.

2013 CGA conference: Creating the Policy and Legal Framework for a Location–Enabled Society. May 2-3, 2013

2012 CGA conference: Re-Mapping Africa in GIS: From Humanities to Health. March 29-30, 2012.

2011 CGA conference: Geospatial Collaboration: New Common Ground .

2010 CGA conference: New Technologies and Interdisciplinary Research on Religion.

2009 CGA conference: Spatial-Temporal Modeling -- Its implications across disciplines.

2008 CGA conference: Georeferencing Workshop: Challenges of and solutions for assigning geographic location to digital information - a cross-disciplinary problem. .

2007 CGA conference: Remote Sensing Technology and Applications Workshop.

2006, CGA conference: Harvard Returned to Geography. This was our inaugural workshop demonstrating the value and presence of GIS in research and industry.

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