Training Materials

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Contents

  1. 1 Wednesday 9/26
    1. 1.1 Welcoming Remarks -- 9am
    2. 1.2 Google Mapping Tools - the familiar & the new -- 9:30am
      1. 1.2.1 Google Maps
      2. 1.2.2 Google Map Maker
      3. 1.2.3 Google Street View
      4. 1.2.4 Google Earth
      5. 1.2.5 Google Earth Engine
      6. 1.2.6 Google Maps Engine
      7. 1.2.7 Google Earth Enterprise Portable Solution
      8. 1.2.8 Mobile Data Collection
      9. 1.2.9 Google Geo APIs
    3. 1.3 Google Maps Engine (plenary session) -- 12:30pm
    4. 1.4 Google Earth Engine (plenary session) -- 2:30pm
    5. 1.5 Google Maps Coordinate -- 4:30pm
    6. 1.6 Breakout sessions -- 5pm
      1. 1.6.1 GIS Data in Google Earth and Google Maps Engine
      2. 1.6.2 Earth Engine API
      3. 1.6.3 Mobile Data Collection
      4. 1.6.4 Google Earth Basics
  2. 2 Thursday 9/27
    1. 2.1 Connection Error - Network Not Found....Now What? -- 9:15am
    2. 2.2 Breakout Sessions -- 10:15am
      1. 2.2.1 Advanced Google Maps Engine
      2. 2.2.2 Advanced Classification in Earth Engine & Data Download
      3. 2.2.3 Google Map Maker
      4. 2.2.4 My First Maps API
      5. 2.2.5 Introduction to KML coding
    3. 2.3 Breakout Sessions -- 2pm
      1. 2.3.1 GIS data in Google Earth & Google Maps Engine
      2. 2.3.2 Earth Engine API
      3. 2.3.3 Mobile Data Collection
      4. 2.3.4 Intermediate KML coding
    4. 2.4 Breakout Sessions -- 4pm
      1. 2.4.1 Google Fusion Tables
      2. 2.4.2 Advanced KML creation and programming
      3. 2.4.3 Satellite & Aerial Imagery 
      4. 2.4.4 Creating ODK x-forms for Mobile Data Collection
    5. 2.5 Breakout Sessions -- 5pm
      1. 2.5.1 Ground-based Imagery 
      2. 2.5.2 New Advanced Features of the Google Maps API
  3. 3 Friday, 9/28
    1. 3.1 Geo for Good Partner Talks -- 9am
      1. 3.1.1 Living Oceans Society
      2. 3.1.2 Aliança da Terra
      3. 3.1.3 WWF & Eyes on the Forest
      4. 3.1.4 Amazonas Sustainable Foundation
      5. 3.1.5 the Jane Goodall Institute
      6. 3.1.6 The HALO Trust
      7. 3.1.7 Save the Elephants
      8. 3.1.8 Appalachian Voices
      9. 3.1.9 GreenInfo Network
    2. 3.2 Street View for Good -- 11:15am
    3. 3.3 Closing Session -- 3pm

Wednesday 9/26

Welcoming Remarks -- 9am

Google Mapping Tools - the familiar & the new -- 9:30am

Google Maps

    • Slide deck: here
    • Where can you learn more?

Google Map Maker

Google Street View

    • Slide deck: here
    • Where can you learn more?
      • Read a story about Amazonas Sustainable Foundation using this tool here
      • Browse imagery collections in the Street View Gallery
      • Product info here

Google Earth

    • Slide deck: here
    • Where can you learn more?
      • Take tutorials here!
      • Apply for a nonprofit software grant of Google Earth Pro here!
      • Read a case study here

Google Earth Engine

Google Maps Engine

    • Slide deck: here
    • Where can you learn more?
      • Take tutorials here!
      • Read a story about World Wildlife Fund using this tool here!
      • Apply for a nonprofit software grant here!

Google Earth Enterprise Portable Solution

    • Slide deck: here
    • Where can you learn more?

Mobile Data Collection

    • Slide deck: here
    • Where can you learn more?
      • Take tutorials here!
      • Read a story about the Jane Goodall Institute using ODK on Android smartphones here!
      • Learn more at opendatakit.org

Google Geo APIs

    • Where can you learn more?
      • Developers website here
      • More than a Map website here

Google Maps Engine (plenary session) -- 12:30pm

  • Slide deck
  • Data for exercise:
    • Download SanFranciscoBayWetlands.zip
    • Download TopographyImages.zip (only if you are not using an earthoutreach.org guest account, and instead are using your own Google Maps Engine account).
    • Text for description of baylands data source:
      San Francisco Bay Area EcoAtlas, Copyright 1998-2005, San Francisco Estuary Institute, www.sfei.org/ecoatlas
    • HTML code for info balloon:
      <div class='googeb-info-window' style='font-family: sans-serif; width: 200px'>
      <b>{CLASS}</b><br>
      <img src="{IMAGE1}" width="200"/><br>
      {IMAGE1_SRC}<br><br>
      <img src="{IMAGE2}" width="200"/><br>
      {IMAGE2_SRC}<br><br>
      <a href="{URL}">Read more...</a><br>
      </div>
  • Where can you learn more?
    • Take tutorials here!
    • Read a story about World Wildlife Fund using this tool here!
    • Apply for a nonprofit software grant here!

Google Earth Engine (plenary session) -- 2:30pm

Google Maps Coordinate -- 4:30pm

Breakout sessions -- 5pm

GIS Data in Google Earth and Google Maps Engine

Earth Engine API

    • Where can you learn more? n/a

Mobile Data Collection

    • Slide deck: here
    • Download ODK Collect app here
    • Where can you learn more?
      • Take tutorials here!
      • Read a story about the Jane Goodall Institute using ODK on Android smartphones here!
      • Learn more at opendatakit.org

Google Earth Basics

    • Slide deck here
    • Data for Exercise #1:
      1. Create a placemark, and add text in the balloon: "Strathcona Park, designated in 1911, is the oldest provincial park in British Columbia."
      2. Change the icon of the placemark.
      3. Add a custom icon of a hiker: www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/events/100Adventure/images/hikes.gif (source page)
      4. Create a path (for a trail).
      5. Create a polygon (for the expansion of the park).
      6. Modify the style of your features and labels.
      7. Add link to balloon(s): www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpgs/strath/
      8. Add a photo of a bear in your placemark(s): click to link to jpg image (source page)
      9. Download the image of a Roosevelt Elk to your computer by clicking here, and then add it to the balloon of one of your placemarks.
      10. Add a photo of a trail to one of your placemarks: click to link to jpg image (source page)
      11. Embed a YouTube video of bear sighting in a placemark: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk5BmOQgXy0
    • Data for Exercise #2:
      1. Overlay the Strathcona Park Map (using image overlay tool): click to link to jpg image (source page)
      2. Add views and perspectives to each annotation.
      3. Create a folder to hold everything you've created for this project.
      4. Save your folder as a KMZ file.
    • Data for Exercise #3:
      1. Create a tour of your project using one of the three methods discussed.
      2. Save your project as a KMZ file.

Thursday 9/27

Connection Error - Network Not Found....Now What? -- 9:15am

  • Where can you learn more?

Breakout Sessions -- 10:15am

Advanced Google Maps Engine

    • Where can you learn more? n/a

Advanced Classification in Earth Engine & Data Download

    • Where can you learn more? n/a

Google Map Maker

My First Maps API


Introduction to KML coding

Breakout Sessions -- 2pm

GIS data in Google Earth & Google Maps Engine

Earth Engine API

    • Where can you learn more? n/a

Mobile Data Collection

    • Slide deck: here
    • Download ODK Collect app here
    • Where can you learn more?
      • Take tutorials here!
      • Read a story about the Jane Goodall Institute using ODK on Android smartphones here!
      • Learn more at opendatakit.org

Intermediate KML coding

Breakout Sessions -- 4pm

Google Fusion Tables

Advanced KML creation and programming

Satellite & Aerial Imagery 

Creating ODK x-forms for Mobile Data Collection

    • Visit XLSform creation at http://opendatakit.org

Breakout Sessions -- 5pm

Ground-based Imagery 

New Advanced Features of the Google Maps API

    • Where can you learn more?
      • Developers website here
      • More than a Map website here

Friday, 9/28

Geo for Good Partner Talks -- 9am

Living Oceans Society

Aliança da Terra

WWF & Eyes on the Forest

Amazonas Sustainable Foundation

the Jane Goodall Institute

The HALO Trust

Save the Elephants

Appalachian Voices

GreenInfo Network

Street View for Good -- 11:15am

  • Where can you learn more? n/a

Closing Session -- 3pm

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