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Lex Berman – A Practical Approach to GIS and Spatial Thinking for China Research

December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker: Lex Berman, GIS Specialist & Web Services Manager, Center for Geographic Analysis

Spatial Humanities is a synthesis between traditional historical and textual research methods and the use of geographic information systems to find spatial relationships.  Exploring the spatial aspects of data, and examining how those change over time, we can develop interesting visualizations, and also discover new questions to pursue in our research. In this Workshop we will introduce general concepts of spatial thinking and querying of spatial data, browse Chinese datasets available for your research, and provide a basic hands-on guide to using QGIS software.  The QGIS instruction will be brief, covering how to open GIS datasets, create thematic maps, and prepare your maps for print publication.

24-seat limit. Light refreshments.
RSVP at https://goo.gl/5x3LMA
Questions: ying_qin@fas.harvard.edu


December 2, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Northwest Building, Room B129
52 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies

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