Training Materials

Use the links below to quickly navigate to the training materials for your session.


Monday October 12th


Introduction & Welcoming Remarks

  • Slide deck for Introduction to the Geo for Good User Summit: View here

Tools for mapping & visualization


Google Earth Basics


Best Practices for Google Earth


My First Maps API

Presenter: Karin Tuxen-Bettman

Slide deck


Google My Maps
    

G4G15: My Maps

    Link to folder

Advanced Google Earth (w/ GPS & GIS data)

Maps API Challenge

Google Fusion Tables

Tuesday October 13th


Lightning Rounds



Tour Builder: Put your story on the map

Google Earth & QGIS

KML Coding

    Presentation outline with links to tutorials and tools.

    Links and resources

    Get some software installed
  • Windows
    • Install the Google Earth plugin if you don't already have it. (yes, it's deprecated ;P)
    • If you don't already have a code editor you like, consider installing Notepad++ and jEdit
  • Mac
    • Install the Google Earth plugin if you don't already have it. (yes, it's deprecated ;P)
    • If you don't already have a code editor you like, consider installing TextWrangler or jEdit
  • Linux
    • Sorry, not Google Earth plugin for you. You can copy/paste into Google Earth
    • If you don't already have a code editor you like (emacs or vim? ;P), consider jEdit

  • Wanna make KML with python?
    Are you a (budding|veteran) programmer? Interested in generating KML with python?
    • Install Python 2.7, if you don't have it already (Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install python2.7)
    • Install pip. Full instructions paraphrased:
      • Download this: get-pip.py
      • In your shell/console, go to the download directory and run: python get-pip.py
    • Install pyKml. Full instructions for Linux, paraphrased for all:
      • Linux / OSX: pip install -U pip
      • Windows: python -m pip install -U pip
      • Alternative Ubuntu/Debian: sudo apt-get install python-pip

Tools for updating and adding to base maps


UGC Imagery: Street View and Photospheres

Satellite & Aerial Imagery

Google Map Maker

Presenter: Karin Tuxen-Bettman

Slide deck



Wednesday October 14th


Tools for monitoring & analysis



Mobile Data Collection & Open Data Kit

Mobile Data Collection: Building ODK Survey Forms

Mobile Data Collection: Hosting and Visualizing Data

Introduction to Earth Engine & Remote Sensing
    Presenter: Karin Tuxen-Bettman

Earth Engine Playground for Beginners


Earth Engine: Reducers, Joins, Charts, Arrays
    Presenter: Nick Clinton


Advanced Algorithms: Classification, Unmixing, Terrain
    Presenter: Nick Clinton
    Notes


Google Crisis Map - Publishing Map Mashups
  • Workshop slides here
  • Sample Data for the hands-on exercise:


Lightning Rounds



Thursday October 15


Tools for storytelling

Lightning Rounds

Immersive Experiences with Street view

Storytelling with Google Earth

Timelapse


GME Transition: Use Cases
Presenter: Karin Tuxen-Bettman



Geo Vector Hosting at Google Scale

Presenter: Jordon Mears


Slides



Tour Builder


For the Tour Builder session:

  • View the presentation slides: here
  • Demo data on Google Doc (also below): here
  • Go to Tour Builder: here
  • Download and install the Google Earth plug-inImportant! Make sure you're enabling the plug-in on Firefox, Safari or IE—it will not work on Chrome.

[Exercise 1] TB slide 1: Create an introduction

  • Tour Name: The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

  • Author Name: Your Name

  • Select an introduction picture: 1boat.jpg

  • Text: The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration was an era beginning at the end of the 19th century and closing with Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, the survivors stepping ashore in Wellington, New Zealand February 9, 1917. During this period the Antarctic continent became the focus of an international effort that resulted in intensive scientific and geographical exploration and in which 17 major Antarctic expeditions were launched from ten countries. The explorers of this age are not remembered merely as scientists and sailors; stereotyped as on one hand objective, calculating, and on the other rude, unrefined. Rather, these men are remembered also as poets, photographers and artists.

  • Type of Story: Story 3D


[Exercise 2]: TB slide 2: Create your first location + Customize the view

  • In edit mode, select +Add Location button

  • Search for location: Kildare, Ireland

  • Add location name: County Kildare, Ireland

  • Add a picture: 2young_shackleton.jpg

  • Start Date: February 15, 1874

  • Text: Born in County Kildare, Ireland, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his Anglo-Irish family moved to Sydenham in suburban London when he was ten. His first experience of the polar regions was as third officer on Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, from which he was sent home early on health grounds, after he and his companions Scott and Wilson set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S.

  • Customize the view: Angle toward horizon and hit Lock this view button


[Exercise 3]: TB slide 3: Create your second location + Add a video and custom icon

  • In edit mode, select +Add location button

  • Search for location: Lyttelton Harbour, New Zealand

  • Add video: Search for YT video Departure of Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition, Departure from Lyttelton, New Zealand, 1908

  • Start date: January 1, 1908

  • Text: The British Antarctic Expedition 1907–09, otherwise known as the Nimrod Expedition, was the first of three expeditions to the Antarctic led by Ernest Shackleton. Its main target, among a range of geographical and scientific objectives, was to be first to the South Pole. This was not attained, but the expedition's southern march reached a Farthest South latitude of 88° 23' S, and a longitude of 88° 23' E, just 97.5 nautical miles (180.6 km; 112.2 mi) from the pole. This was by far the longest southern polar journey to that date and a record convergence on either Pole.

  • Location Icon: Choose the ship icon


[Exercise 4]: TB slide 4: Create your third location

  • In edit mode, select +Add location button

  • Search for location: McMurdo

  • Add picture: 3nimrod.jpg

  • Start date: January 29, 1908

  • Text: Nimrod arrived at McMurdo Sound on January 29, but was stopped by ice 16 miles (26 km) north of Discovery's old base at Hut Point. After considerable weather delays, Shackleton's base was eventually established at Cape Royds, about 24 miles (39 km) north of Hut Point. The party was in high spirits, despite the difficult conditions; Shackleton's ability to communicate with each man kept the party happy and focused.


[Exercise 5]: TB slide 5: Add a location using Street View + Add hyperlink

  • In edit mode, select +Add location button

  • Search for location: Shackleton’s Hut / Cape Royds

    • Drag Pegman to the pin and drop into Street View mode

    • Hit Lock this view button on the top right

  • Add picture: 4hut.png

  • Text: Nimrod arrived at McMurdo Sound on 29 January, but was stopped by ice 16 miles (26 km) north of Discovery's old base at Hut Point. After considerable weather delays, Shackleton's base was eventually established at Cape Royds, about 24 miles (39 km) north of Hut Point. The party was in high spirits, despite the difficult conditions; Shackleton's ability to communicate with each man kept the party happy and focused. Explore inside Shackleton's hut on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/Y8IlbU


[Exercise 6]: TB slide 6: Create a closing tour chapter + Use a custom icon

  • In edit mode, select +Add location button

  • Search for location: Grytviken, South Georgia

  • Start date: January 5, 1922

  • Text: Shackleton's next great adventure would be the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 to 1917. Upon returning to England in 1917, amid World War I, he volunteered for the army. His last journey was the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition in 1921, which eventually took him to South Georgia, where he suffered a fatal heart attack on January 5, 1922. His grave is located at Grytviken in South Georgia.

  • Change icon: Blue pin

Additional features data:

To review later:

  • Take a tutorial on Tour Builder here



Friday October 16th

Closing Remarks

Cloud Credits:

The Google Earth Outreach team is excited to offer you the opportunity to apply for Google Cloud Platform credits through the Geo for Good Cloud Credits program. These credits can be redeemed on these Google Cloud Platform products.  


You should only apply for this award if you are ready to start working on the proposed project immediately. We also ask that you share your use case and outcomes with us so we are able to keep this program running into the future. With that in mind, if you would like to apply, please fill out this form.  


You will then hear back from us in a few business days to notify you if your project was selected.  If approved, we will send instructions on how to create a trial Cloud Platform account for us to add these credits.


These credits will expire in 1 calendar year. Before this time, we will send you an application to renew these credits.  However, we encourage communication throughout the year about ways in which you are able to utilize Google Cloud Platform


Thank you!


Please be aware that educational institutions may have ethics rules that apply to your receipt of these credits. By applying for these credits, you represent that accepting the credits is consistent with all applicable laws and regulations, including relevant ethics rules and laws, and that receipt of these credits will not negatively impact Google's current or future ability to do business with your school. You are responsible for any applicable taxes for receipt of the credits.



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