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Programming + Pizza // Introduction to GIS Workshop

Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Open to the public, Workshop,

Registration for this event is at capacity. Please email alessandra_seiter@hks.harvard.edu to get on the waitlist.

The HKS Library brings you: Programming + Pizza – Workshop Edition! Programming + Pizza is an event series that invites everyone interested in programming tools and computational research to build skills and community. Folks of all experience levels are welcome to learn and collaborate with one another (and eat pizza).

This workshop edition of Programming + Pizza will be led by Belle Lipton, GIS Outreach Librarian at the Harvard Map Collection. Belle’s Introduction to GIS workshop will get you started using geographic information systems (GIS) and geospatial data. You’ll learn:

  •     Basic geospatial file formats
  •     How to import and style data in a GIS
  •     How to make your first map

Who: This workshop is geared toward graduate students and other researchers. 16 seats are available to ensure hands-on instruction and troubleshooting. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop. Non-HKS affiliates are welcome to register, but we are reserving most of the slots for HKS affiliates.

Where: Library Commons (ground floor of Littauer, to the left of the HKS Library’s main entrance).

When: Wednesday, February 8, 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Requirements: We will be using QGIS – a free and open source GIS – for this workshop. Participants must bring a laptop with QGIS installed. Download QGIS here. If you have trouble with the download, please contact us for help.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop location is wheelchair/scooter accessible, and accessible restrooms are available. If we can make learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities), please contact us and we will attempt to provide them.

COVID-19 Protocols: All participants must follow HKS’ COVID-19 protocols.

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Alessandra Seiter