Training Materials


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Tuesday November 12th

Welcoming Remarks - 9am

Overview & What's New in Google Mapping Tools - 9:45am

Download main slide deck here and see slide deck for Google Maps API here.

Google Maps Engine Lite & Pro - 11:30am

Google Maps Engine Platform - 1:30pm

  • Download slide deck here.
  • Download data for exercise:
    1. Wetland Projects: download CSV (this table has been queried from the source to depict only those that fall in the SF Bay Delta Region)
      • Text for description of wetlands csv data source:
        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 www.ecoatlas.org  The dataset was filtered to only show those points in the Bay-Delta Region, for the purposes of this exercise. To get an complete and accurate dataset, please visit source and download again.
    • Modern Baylands: download zipped shapefile (this shapefile has been edited from the source for the purposes of this exercise)
      • Text for description of wetlands data source:
        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>
    • Icon for wetland points: download wetlands.png icon image. (Source: iconizer.netwhere you can make your own 32px x 32px icons)
    • KMZ file for legend overlay: download legend.kmz (you can figure out how to make your own legend here)
  • Where can you learn more?
    • Take tutorials here!
    • Read a story about World Wildlife Fund using this tool here!
    • Apply for a software grant here!

Google Earth Engine - 3:30pm

Geo for Good Talks: success stories from nonprofits - 5:30pm


Wednesday November 13th

Tour Builder - 9:30am

Breakout sessions - 11:15am

Publishing your Maps & Data

Google Maps API for Developers 

  • Where can you learn more?
    • See demos here
    • Get code samples and reference docs here

Mobile Data Collection on Android

Google Earth Basics

  • Download slide deck here
  • Data for exercises:
    • Adding a custom icon:
      • Fortress: https://sites.google.com/a/earthoutreach.org/geoforgood2013/fortress.png
      • Biodiversity: https://sites.google.com/a/earthoutreach.org/geoforgood2013/biodiversity_icon.png
    • Adding an image to an infowindow:
      • Hawk: https://sites.google.com/a/earthoutreach.org/geoforgood2013/Variable_hawk.jpg
      • Tapir: https://sites.google.com/a/earthoutreach.org/geoforgood2013/mountain_tapi.jpg
      • Fortress: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f4/TilcaraTop.jpg/320px-TilcaraTop.jpg
      • Tips for Mac users:

        1. In a Finder window, find the image you want to add.

        2. Right-click on image and select "Get Info"

        3. In the window that pops up, look at "Where" under the General info for the file path. Copy that file path and paste it into the "Add Image" field on Google Earth. The file path might look something like this:

        /Users/raleigh/Work_Projects/Maori/Workshop/2 Google Earth/Custom Icon

        Note that the file path is missing on critical thing: it tells us which folders the image is in, but not the name of the image itself. You still need to add the name of the image file to this path.

        Under the Get Info window, look under "Name & Extension" in order to get the file name / extension. In my case, that was:

        fortress.png

        Add the file name and ext on the end of the file path in the "Add Image" field on Google Earth. The end result should be:

        /Users/raleigh/Work_Projects/Maori/Workshop/2 Google Earth/Custom Icon/fortress.png

      • Tips for PC users:

        1. In Windows Explorer, find the image you want to add.

        2. Right-click on image and select "Properties".

        3. Within Properties, you should be able to find the file path, name and extension (i.e. ".jpg"). The instructions differ depending on your version of Windows, but you should end up with a file path using slashes to show the folders the image is in, plus the image name, and the image file extension (i.e. ".jpg" at the end). This is the full path you would paste into the "Add Image" field on Google Earth.

        Alternatively, here's a handy shortcut for getting file path in Windows 7: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ff678296.aspx

        Here's some tips for Windows XP: http://superuser.com/questions/27047/copy-full-file-path-in-windows-xp

    • Adding an image overlay:
      • San Francisco tourist map: http://www.carolmendelmaps.com/mapsf/downtown-San-Francisco-map-enlarged.gif
      • New Zealand historic map: https://sites.google.com/a/earthoutreach.org/geoforgood2013/nz.jpg
      • Brazil rainfall map: http://api.ning.com/files/NO0uEeEaieGf2dA67uGxlvTh9uhBv-Wb*iofE52GdKQ3vQydW9du6am0LQgYR-*puowmDcyaiIN0Ruj2CAspLyFk6NqwFZBt/Brazil_Temperature_Precipitation_Map_2.jpg?width=721
    • Open a KML file
      • Ecuador protected areas - download here
    • Open a GPS track
      • Galapagos wetlands GPS track - download here
      • Galapagos volcano GPS track - download here
      • Quito GPS track - download here
    • Extra credit: Add music to a tour. Instructions here.
    • Extra credit: Add a legend to your Google Earth map. Tutorial here.
  • Where can you learn more?
    • Take tutorials here!
    • Watch a Google Earth tour about the Arctic Tern on Youtube or in Google Earth via KMZ.
    • Apply for a nonprofit software grant of Google Earth Pro here!

Breakout sessions - 2pm

Advanced Topics in Google Maps Engine

Earth Engine API

  • Download slide deck here

Google Fusion Tables

KML Coding for Beginners

Breakout sessions - 4pm

Your First Google Maps API

Advanced Topics in Earth Engine

Google Map Maker

Advanced KML Coding


Thursday November 14th

Timelapse - 9:30am

Breakout sessions - 10:45am

Imagery

Publishing your Maps and Data

Earth Engine API

Google Earth Basics

Breakout sessions - 2:15pm

Mobile Data Collection on Android

GIS & GPS in Google Earth

Your First Google Maps API


Breakout sessions - 4:15pm

Imagery

Google Fusion Tables

Advanced Topics in Earth Engine

KML Coding for Beginners


Friday November 15th

Resources - 9:45am

  • Download slide deck 
  • Where can you learn more?

Closing Remarks - 2:30pm

  • Download slide deck 
  • Where can you learn more?
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EcoAtlas_WetlandProjects_BayDelta.csv
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