Mission Statement:

Future Data Lab (FDL) is designed for provide a new generation of data services with cutting-edge methodology and technology. 

The Future Data Lab is partnering with various academic and business partners on the following missions:

  • spatial data services
  • development of tools for spatial data analysis
  • workflow based spatial data case studies
  • training programs for spatial data science.

Open Postdoc Fellow Position in Geospatial Data Analysis at Harvard

This position is with the Center for Geographic Analysis (CGA)/IQSS at Harvard. The project is to conduct research on the design and development of an online platform for geospatial data management, analysis and visualization. The platform is the core infrastructure for case-based study and training.

Since 2019, the project  has evolved from China Data Lab to Spatial Data Lab, a joint initiative between Harvard University’s Center for Geographic Analysis, China Data Institute and Future Data Lab. The project’s objective is to enable researchers to share their spatial data with others online, conduct spatial data analysis with GIS and statistics tools on the cloud, and develop workflow-based data driven study cases. The platform also supports training programs on spatiotemporal data analysis for economic, social, public health, urban planning and other research subjects.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/10209.


China Data Online

China Geo-Explorer

US Geo-Explorer


Webinars on “Spatiotemporal Study of Urban Dynamics”

Workshops on Data Analytics

Webinar for "Resources for COVID-19 Study  https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/OTYQUY 

Webinars on Modeling COVID-19 Pandemic https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/NXF45W  

Webinar Series on COVID-19 Impact Analysis   https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/TGORYN