Agenda

Thursday February 21st

8am - 9am: Registration
Location: TEAL Classroom in 17 Hillhouse Ave

9am - 10:00am: Workshop Introduction and Introduction to Google Tools
Speakers: Walter Jetz, Rebecca Moore, Tina Ornduff, Dave Thau, Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: TEAL Classroom in 17 Hillhouse Ave
This session and the following morning session will cover:
- The Google Earth Outreach and University Relations programs
- Overview of how organisations have used Google mapping tools to address pressing environmental issues.
- The mapping tools and technologies Google offers
Welcoming Remarks
Presenter: Walter Jetz

Welcoming Remarks
Presenter: Rebecca Moore

Google Earth Outreach Introduction
Presenter: Rebecca Moore
Google Maps Engine
Presenter: Karin Tuxen-Bettman

Google Earth Engine
Presenter: Dave Thau

Mobile Data Collection and Google Earth Portable
Presenter: Dave Thau

Google Geo Education Introduction
Presenter: Tina

10:00am - 12:00pm:
Making maps in the cloud: Google Maps Engine (Hands-on session)
Location: TEAL Classroom in 17 Hillhouse Ave
Speaker: Karin Tuxen-Bettman

Google Maps Engine is software that allows you to upload and host all your geo data in the cloud, and create collaborative maps online. In this session, you will learn how to upload and style GIS data in Google Maps Engine, and publish maps easily in Google Earth and Maps.
12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 3:00pm:
Analyzing Geo Data: Google Earth Engine Basics
(Hands-on session)
Location: TEAL Classroom in 17 Hillhouse Ave
Speaker: Dave Thau

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.


3:00pm - 5:00pm: Rapid Fire Sessions: Yale Researchers on Google Earth Engine
Location: TEAL Classroom in 17 Hillhouse Ave
Speakers: TBD


5:00pm - 6:00pm: Round Table Discussion: The Future of Geo Education
Location: TEAL Classroom in 17 Hillhouse Ave
Convener: Tina Ornduff

Friday February 22nd

9:00am - 11:00am: Integrating Earth Engine with other Remote Sensing and GIS Tools, and the Earth Engine API
(Hands-on session)
Presenter: Dave Thau
Location:
Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall
Learn how to download data from and upload data to Earth Engine, how to use in-situ data for classification, and how to use the Earth Engine API (application programming interface) to create your own algorithms to process raster and vector imagery. Some of this session will use the JavaScript programming language to create algorithms, so familiarity with some programming language will be useful.
NDA required


1:00pm - 3:00pm: Mobile Data Collection
Presenter: Dave Thau
Location: Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall
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.

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Train the Trainer : What's Needed?
Presenter: Tina Ornduff and Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location:
Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall
We work with many trainers as part of our Nonprofit Trainer's Network, and offer a ton of resources for people to get started delivering their own trainings and workshops. This session will introduce you to these resources. We are also interested in fine-tuning these for Higher Education groups, and would like to hear from you how we can make that happen.

4:30pm - 6:00pm: Geotechnology and the Future of Sustainability, a Panel Discussion
Presenters: Rebecca Moore (Google),  Professor Walter Jetz (Yale), Professor Karen Seto (Yale), Professor Dana Tomlin (Yale)
Location: Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

6:00pm - 6:45pm: Reception
Location: 3rd Floor, Kroon Hall