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Thursday 21 February

Introduction to Google Tools -- 9am

Google Maps Engine
Presenter: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
  • Slide deck coming soon
  • 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!
  • Where can you learn more about Geo APIs?
    • Developers website here.
    • More than a Map website here.
Google Earth Engine
Presenter: Dave ThauMobile Data Collection and Google Earth Portable
Presenter: Dave Thau
  • Slide deck coming soon
  • 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
  • Where can you learn more about Google Earth Portable?
  • Product page here.
Google Geo Education Introduction
Presenter: Tina
  • Slide deck coming soon
  • Where can you learn more?

Making maps in the cloud: Google Maps Engine -- 10am 

This dataset was adapted from the SFEI_modern_baylands_poly_with_crosswalk.shp dataset, part of the San Francisco Bay Area EcoAtlas, and downloaded from the San Francisco Estuary Institute at www.sfei.org/ecoatlas. The dataset was then simplified for use during this tutorial, to show only the "LEVEL2" (renamed to “CLASS”) attributes: baylands, bays and channels, and watersheds. Images were then added to the attribute table for the purposes of this exercise.
      • 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>
  • Links & Information for Exercise #2
    • Click on "Data Sources", and search for Australia_Toilets_for_spatial_query. This was uploaded as a Vector Table into Google Maps Engine previously.
    • Style it in the following way: By "status", with a different color for "Unverified" vs. "Verified"
       

    • Style the toilets dataset in another way, creating another layer: By "state", with a different color placemark for each state.


    • If you want to try this again on your own in the future, you can download Australia Toilets.zip (source), and unzip to your computer.

  • Links & Information for Exercise #4
    • Click on 'Data Sources', and search for "Rivers" -- two results should appear: "Rivers (fine)" and "Rivers (coarse")
    • Create a layer out of each of these, but change the zoom level when the layer is visible:
      • Rivers (coarse): 

      • Rivers (fine):  

    • Create a map with both these layers, and put both layers in a map folder. Lock the folder. (When you view the map, notice how the map goes from the simple rivers to the detailed rivers as you zoom in!)
  • Links & Information for Exercise #3
    • Download Countries, by Population.kmz, and upload into Google Maps Engine.
    • Create a layer, and then add it to the map. (Notice how the styling has been retained!)
  • Where can you find more data?
  • 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!

Analyzing Geo Data: Google Earth Engine -- 1pm


Friday February 22nd

Advanced Google Earth Engine -- 9am

Mobile Data Collection -- 1pm

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

Geotechnology and the Future of Sustainability -- 4pm


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Countries, by Population.kml
(6665k)
Karin Tuxen-Bettman,
Nov 6, 2012, 4:03 AM
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Countries, by Population.kmz
(1970k)
Karin Tuxen-Bettman,
Nov 6, 2012, 4:03 AM
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David Thau,
Feb 20, 2013, 8:18 PM
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legend.kmz
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Karin Tuxen-Bettman,
Feb 20, 2013, 8:31 PM
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David Thau,
Feb 20, 2013, 8:40 PM
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