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Wednesday, September 26th

7:45am: Shuttle transfer from Hotel Aria to Google

8-9am: Registration (Continental breakfast served)
Location: Outside Beacon Rock

9-9:30am: Welcoming Remarks
Speakers: Brian McClendon & Rebecca Moore
Location: Beacon Rock

This session and the following session will cover:
- The Google Earth Outreach program
- Overview of how organizations have used Google mapping tools to address pressing environmental and social justice issues.
- What mapping tools and technologies does Google offer?

9:30-11:30pm: Google Mapping Tools - the familiar and the new
Location: Beacon Rock

Google Maps
Speaker: Beth Liebert

Google Map Maker
Speaker: Sundeep Sancheti

Google Street View
Speaker: Shailesh Nalawadi

Google Earth
Speaker: Peter Birch

Google Earth Engine
Speaker: Rebecca Moore

Break

Google Maps Engine
Speaker: Dylan Lorimer

Google Earth Enterprise Portable Solution
Speaker: Sean Wohltman

Mobile Data Collection
Speaker: Tanya Birch

Google Geo APIs
Speaker: Paul Saxman

11:30-12:30pm: Lunch
Location: Beacon Rock

12:30-2:30pm: Google Maps Engine (hands-on session)
Speaker: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: Beacon Rock

In this session, you will learn how to use Google Maps Engine: you'll upload and style your GIS data, and publish your maps to Google Earth and Maps.

2:30-4:30pm: Google Earth Engine (hands-on session)
Speaker: David Thau
Location: Beacon Rock

Earth Engine is Google's geo data analysis platform. This session introduces the platform and the tools available for browsing Earth Engine's data catalog and performing analyses on the data.

4:30-5:00pm: Google Maps Coordinate
Speakers: Daniel Chu & Michael Smith
Location: Beacon Rock

One of the newest additions to the Google Maps Enterprise suite of products is Google Maps Coordinate, which allows organizations to improve the efficiency of their teams in the field with real-time location visibility, task management, and data collection capabilities. Learn more about how nonprofit organizations that deploy workers could use it: from health workers conducting surveys in villages, to urban car-sharing services, to urban forestry teams.


5-6:30pm: Breakout sessions (participants choose one)


GIS data in Google Earth & Google Maps Engine
Speaker: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: Beacon Rock 
This session is geared towards GIS specialists who have a lot of GIS data in different formats, and would like to publish their data quickly and efficiently to Google Earth and Maps. We'll focus on ArcGIS integration, and cover some other tools, for converting GIS data to Google Maps Engine, Google Earth, and Google Maps.
Prerequisites: You should feel comfortable with the basics of GIS, and have attended the morning Google Maps Engine session.
Note: This session will be repeated on Thursday.

Earth Engine API
Speaker: David Thau
Location: Birch Bay
The Earth Engine API (application programming interface) provides the ability to create your own algorithms to process raster and vector imagery. This session is geared toward developers who would like to analyze satellite and vector data, and possibly build their own applications which use Earth Engine.
Prerequisites: You should have experience with at least one programming language, or at least not be afraid of learning as we go.
Note: This session will be repeated on Thursday.

Mobile Data Collection
Speaker: Tanya Birch
Location: Mystery Bay
Open Data Kit is a set of tools that allows you to collect field data, such as text, photos/videos, and GPS location from an Android device where there's no internet connection and then publish that data to the web when you're back online. Once you've gathered your field data, we will upload the data to cloud storage. Then you'll learn how to export your data into Google Earth for mapping and Google Fusion Tables for graphing, mapping and visualization.
Prerequisites: None

Google Earth Basics
Speakers: Raleigh Seamster & Christiaan Adams
Location: Wedding Dance
This session is designed for participants who are new to Google Earth or want a review of the fundamentals. Specific topics include
- How to add and style rich content to Google Earth (points, lines, polygons, images, video, etc.)
- How to create a narrated tour in Google Earth
Prerequisites: None

6:30-8pm: Geo for Good BBQ
Location: Outside GWC5

8pm: Shuttle transfer from Google to Hotel Aria

Thursday, September 27th

7:45am: Shuttle transfer from Hotel Aria to Google

8-9am: Continental Breakfast
Location: Beacon Rock

9-9:15am: Your Data in the Cloud
Speaker: Louis Perrochon
Location: Beacon Rock

9:15-10am: Connection Error - Network Not Found....Now What?
Speaker: Sean Wohltman
Location: Beacon Rock
When disaster strikes, or your end users are deployed to remote areas of the world, how do you ensure they'll have the geospatial tools and data they depend on with them? This session will discuss how Google Maps and Google Earth users are taking their data with them to the most challenging environments.

10:15-11:15am: Breakout sessions (participants choose one)

Google Maps Engine: Deep Dive & Roadmap
Speaker: Dylan Lorimer
Location: Beacon Rock
In this session, you'll learn more about Google Maps Engine, including the new Google Maps Engine API, and see a few demos of it in practice. While this won't be a hands-on session with coding, you will see the rapidly-growing API and discuss what is currently possible with Google Maps Engine, and where it's going.
Advanced Classification in Earth Engine & Data Download
Speaker: David Thau
Location: Birch Bay
The Earth Engine classification tool supports many advanced features, such as classifying using a Fusion Table and classifying using pre-classified rasters. Learn more about these features, as well as details on how to download data from and upload data to Earth Engine.
Prerequisites: Attending the Introduction to Earth Engine session
Google Map Maker
Speaker: Christiaan Adams
Location: Daroga
Have you ever noticed a place in Google Maps where the roads are incorrect or missing altogether? Do you want to make sure the places you know and love are fully and correctly represented on Google Maps and Google Earth? If so, you'll want to learn to use Google Map Maker to help edit the maps seen by millions of users around the world. In this session, you will learn the basics of Google Map Maker, from adding roads, trails, and points of interest such as businesses in your town, to updating the details for existing places and features in your community. You will learn how the moderation system works to review and approve edits, and how to see what your peers are editing in specific places around the globe.
Prerequisites: None

My First Maps API
Speaker: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: Columbia Hills
Take "baby steps" into the Maps API world. In this session, you'll created a "Hello World" Maps API webpage, and learn how to change the options (background map time, initial location, etc.). While this is taught for non-programmers by a non-programmer, we will work with snippets of code copied-and-pasted from the developers.google.com website.
Prerequisites: Comfort opening an HTML page, but no prior JavaScript coding necessary.

Introduction to KML coding
Speaker: Sean Askay
Location: Dash Point 
This session is for those who are new to KML. We will look through the basic structure of KML, how to code common features such as points, lines, polygons and overlays, and a few more advanced features such as time. We will provide tips for writing KML by hand and testing KML in Google Earth and Google Maps.
Prerequisities: For this session, you will be expected to have some familiarity with Google Earth, including creation of your own data points or layers using the tools built into Google Earth. A little experience with XML or HTML will be helpful, but is not strictly required.

11:15am: Shuttle Transfer to Google's main campus

11:30-1:30pm: Lunch at Charlie's Cafe and Google Tour

1:30pm: Shuttle transfer from Google's main campus to Summit location

2-4pm: Breakout sessions (participants choose one)


GIS data in Google Earth & Google Maps Engine
Speaker: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: Beacon Rock 
This session is geared towards GIS specialists who have a lot of GIS data in different formats, and would like to publish their data quickly and efficiently to Google Earth and Maps. We'll focus on ArcGIS integration, and cover some other tools, for converting GIS data to Google Maps Engine, Google Earth, and Google Maps.
Prerequisites: You should feel comfortable with the basics of GIS, and have attended the morning Google Maps Engine session.
Note: This session is a repeat of the Wednesday session.

Earth Engine API
Speaker: David Thau
Location: Birch Bay
The Earth Engine API (application programming interface) provides the ability to create your own algorithms to process raster and vector imagery. This session is geared toward developers who would like to analyze satellite and vector data, and possibly build their own applications which use Earth Engine.
Prerequisites: You should have experience with at least one programming language, or at least not be afraid of learning as we go.
Note: This session is a repeat of the Wednesday session.

Mobile Data Collection
Speaker: Tanya Birch
Location: Daroga
Open Data Kit is a set of tools that allows you to collect field data, such as text, photos/videos, and GPS location from an Android device where there's no internet connection and then publish that data to the web when you're back online. Once you've gathered your field data, we will upload the data to cloud storage. Then you'll learn how to export your data into Google Earth for mapping and Google Fusion Tables for graphing, mapping and visualization.
Prerequisites: None
Note: This session is a repeat of the Wednesday session.

Intermediate KML coding
Speakers: Sean Askay and Christiaan Adams
Location: Dash Point
Participants will learn more complex KML topics, such as creating ScreenOverlays, Tracks, ExtendedData + BalloonStyle, creating KMZs and more. We will also discuss KML Best Practices and show you how to validate your KML using different tools.
Prerequisites: For this session, you should be comfortable reading and editing KML (or XML/HTML). You should have solid undestanding of the basic feature types in Google Earth (placemarks, lines, polygons, overlays, etc.)

4-6pm: Breakout sessions (participants choose 1-2)

Google Fusion Tables
Speaker: Raleigh Seamster
Location: Beacon Rock 
This session is designed for participants who are new to Google Fusion Tables or want a review of the fundamentals. Specific topics may include: - How to map and style tabular datasets with Fusion Tables. -Create a custom intensity map. -Import and merge GIS data with Fusion Tables. -Customize your Fusion Tables map with the Fusion Tables wizard.
Prerequisites: None

Advanced KML creation and programming
Speakers: Sean Askay and Christiaan Adams
Location: Dash Point 
In this session, participants will dig into advanced KML topics, including 3D visualization techniques and KML Touring. We will explore programming tools for generating KML from large datasets or directly from a database. We will also review the limits on KML use in Google Maps.  
Prerequisites: For this session, participants should have a strong understanding of KML and HTML. Experience with python or other scripting languages is encourages, but not required.

Satellite & Aerial Imagery 
Speakers: Matt & Manolides & Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: Birch Bay
Do you want higher resolution or more updated imagery in Google Earth and Maps, in the area where you work? Many nonprofits ask us for this all the time -- and we can help! In this session, you'll learn how Google processes all that imagery in Google Earth and Maps, and how you can request images to be updated. Google licenses imagery from several imagery providers, and we will teach you how you can search the catalogs yourself, in order to help us update the imagery in the areas where you work. You'll also learn a little bit about how Google prioritizes and processes imagery!
Prerequisites: None

Creating ODK x-forms for Mobile Data Collection
Speaker: Tanya Birch
Location: Daroga
Topics covered include how to set up your own end-to-end data collection project. Choose the right device, best practices for data gathering, how to create forms, and more.
Prerequisites: Participants should have attended the Mobile Data Collection session on Wednesday or Thursday.
Ground-based Imagery 
Speaker: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: Birch Bay
Google has several tools for collecting ground-level imagery, including the Street View car and trike, as well as a camera and tripod for collecting indoor and outdoor photos. In this session, you'll get trained on how to use the camera and tripod for future collections, and will learn more about the ins and outs of Street View collection.
Prerequisites: None

New Advanced Features of the Google Maps API
Speaker: Mano Marks
Location: Daroga 
This will be an informational session, coding experience isn't necessary, but it is helpful. In June of this year, Google released new features in the Google Maps API, including built-in Heatmap and Symbol functionality. This lets you customize the Google Maps experience on your site, and easily do powerful animations and data visualizations.
Prerequisites: This will be an informational session, coding experience isn't necessary, but it is helpful.

6:15pm: Shuttle transfer to Charlie's Cafe

6:30-7:30pm: Dinner at Charlie's Cafe

7:30pm: Shuttle transfer from Google to Hotel Aria

Friday, September 28

7:45am: Shuttle transfer from Hotel Aria to Google

8-9am: Continental Breakfast
Location: Grand Teton

9-11am: Geo for Good Talks: Success Stories from Nonprofits
We have an impressive lineup of partners talking about how they've used Google mapping tools for good.
Location: Grand Teton

9-9:10am

Carrie Robb, Living Oceans Society

Conserving British Columbia's coastline with Google Maps Engine

Read more.

See the map.

9:10-9:20am

Charton Locks,Aliança da Terra

Tracking Brazilian farmers who practice their trade in a socio-environmentally responsible way, with Google Maps Engine

Read more.

9:20-9:30am

Yumiko Uryu, WWF & Eyes on the Forest

Mapping forests and wildlife ranges in Sumatra with Google Maps Engine

Read more.

See the map.

9:30-9:40am

Break

9:40-9:50am

Gabriel Ribenboim & Rafael Valente, Amazonas Sustainable Foundation

Mapping Amazon rainforest data with Open Data Kit & Android mobile devices.

Read more.


9:50-10am

Lilian Pintea, the Jane Goodall Institute

Monitoring chimpanzee habitat health with field data collected by ODK, biomass and species distribution modelling using Google Earth Engine.

Read more.

10-10:10am

Break

10:10-10:20am

Luan Jaupi, The HALO Trust

Clearing landmines with Google Earth Pro

Read more.

Watch the Google Earth tour.

10:20-10:30am

Jake Wall, Save the Elephants

Protecting elephants from poaching by tracking them on Google Earth and educating the public with maps using Google Maps Engine and Fusion Tables.

Read more.

See the map.

10:30-10:40am

Jeff Deal & Matt Wasson, Appalachian Voices

Transporting the public to mountaintop removal coal mine sites and their impacts using Google Earth and Google Maps API.

Read more.

See maps here and here.

10:40-10:50am

Tim Sinnott, GreenInfo Network

Helping public interest groups and agencies with mapping projects using Google Maps API and Google Earth

Read more.

See their maps.


11:15-12pm: Street View for Good
Speaker: Luc Vincent
Location: Beacon Rock
Street View has changed the way people view the world, from San Francisco to the Amazon, and from Arctic to the Antarctic. In this session, you'll learn about the history of Street View and Google's vision for the future, and we'll talk about a few special nonprofit collections that will open your eyes to the possibilities. Special guest Virgilio Viana of the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation will discuss the Street View for the Amazon project, and the difference it has made in their work.

12-3pm: Googler Office Hours
Googlers who work on Google mapping tools will be available for 1:1 questions and support. Office hours available will likely include the following areas of expertise:
  • Google Earth/KML
  • Google Earth Engine
  • Google Maps Engine
  • Google Geo APIs
  • Imagery (Satellite, Aerial & Ground-based)
  • Mobile Data Collection
  • Google Fusion Tables
Location: various

3-4pm: Closing Session
Location: Beacon Rock

4pm: Shuttle transfer from Google to Hotel Aria