Agenda

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Wednesday November 7th

8-9am: Registration
Location: Outside Corroboree

9-9:45am: Welcoming Remarks
Speakers: Sally-Ann Williams & Rebecca Moore
Location: Corroboree

This session and the following morning session will cover:
- The Google Earth Outreach program
- Overview of how organisations have used Google mapping tools to address pressing environmental and social justice issues.
- The mapping tools and technologies Google offers

9:45-11:30am: Overview of Google Mapping Tools
Location: Corroboree

Google Maps
Presenter: Raleigh Seamster

Google Map Maker
Presenter: Christiaan Adams

Google Street View
Presenter: Karin Tuxen-Bettman

Google Earth
Presenter: Sean Askay

Break

Google Earth Engine
Presenter: Rebecca Moore

Google Maps Engine
Presenter: Graeme Merrall

Google Earth Enterprise Portable Solution
Presenter: Graeme Merrall

Google Maps Coordinate
Presenter: Dan Chu

Mobile Data Collection
Presenter: Tanya Birch

Google Geo APIs
Presenter:  Mano Marks

11:30-12:30pm: Lunch

12:30-2:30pm: Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Getting started with Google mapping: Google Earth Basics
Presenter: Sean Askay
Location: Dreamtime
This session will start with a quick crash-course on using Google Earth: navigation tricks, important settings, searching, etc. Then we’ll dive into how to create all the basic feature types: point, lines polygons, 3D models, image & photo overlays and tours. We’ll finish up with how to save your newly created maps as KML/KMZ files and how to share and put them on the web.
Prerequisites: None

Making maps in the cloud: Google Maps Engine
Presenter: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: Jumbuck
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.
Prerequisites: None

Analyzing Geo Data: Google Earth Engine Basics
Presenters: Tyler Erickson and Dave Thau
Location: Barrangaroo
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.
Prerequisites: None

2:30-4pm: Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Spreadsheet Mapper
Presenter: Christiaan Adams
Location: Jumbuck
Learn how to easy it is to make a simple, great-looking KML layer for use in Google Earth and Maps, using only Google Spreadsheets.  Without having to know any KML or HTML coding, you will create a layer of points with well-designed info-balloons and customized icons.  Time permitting, we’ll demo some advanced features of Spreadsheet Mapper 3, including customizing the balloon templates, snapshot views, and time.  
Prerequisites: No requirements.  Basic spreadsheet and Google Earth skills will be helpful.  

New Advanced Features of the Google Maps API
Presenter: Mano Marks
Location: Corroboree
In June of this year, Google released new features in the Google Maps API, including built-in Heatmap and Symbol functionality. This lets you customize the Google Maps experience on your site, and easily do powerful animations and data visualizations.
Prerequisites: This will be an informational session, coding experience isn't necessary, but it is helpful.

Advanced Google Earth Engine: Change detection and interoperation with other GIS tools
Presenters: Tyler Erickson and Dave Thau
Location: Barrangaroo
The Earth Engine classification tool supports many advanced features, such as classifying using a Fusion Table and doing change detection.  Learn more about these features, as well as details on how to download data from and upload data to Earth Engine.
Prerequisites: Attending the Introduction to Earth Engine session

4-6pm: Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Google Earth Tours
Presenter: Sean Askay
Location: Jumbuck
Google Earth Tours are a powerful way to tell stories with your maps. In this session we’ll show you how to create tours by recording a flight path in Google Earth, interacting with placemarks and other map features, and recording audio narration. Finally, we’ll show you how to put these tours online and create movies from them with Google Earth Pro.
Prerequisites: The Google Earth Basics session or a basic proficiency creating placemarks & other features in Google Earth.

Maps API Office Hours
Facilitators: Luke Mahe and Chris Broadfoot
Location: Dreamtime
Googlers from the Geo Developer Relations team -- Google Maps API experts -- will be available for Maps API questions and support.

My First Maps API
Presenter: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: Barrangaroo
Take "baby steps" into the Maps API world. In this session, you'll created a "Hello World" Maps API webpage, and learn how to change the options (background map time, initial location, etc.). While this is taught for non-programmers by a non-programmer, we will work with snippets of code copied-and-pasted from the developers.google.com website.
Prerequisites: Comfort opening an HTML page, but no prior JavaScript coding necessary.

6-8pm: Cocktail reception at Doltone House
Dolton House is on the first floor of the building where the Google office is located.


Thursday November 8th

9-9:30am: Street View for Good
Presenter: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: SYD-PIR-5-Corroboree (80)
Street View has changed the way people view the world, from Sydney to the Amazon, and from Arctic to the Antarctic. In this session, you'll learn about the history of Street View and Google's vision for the future, and we'll talk about a few special nonprofit collections that will open your eyes to the possibilities.

9:30-10:30am: Nonprofit Success Story Panel
Public benefit organizations will talk about how they've used Google mapping tools for good.

Terry Webb, Australian Wildlife Conservancy

Learn how Australian Wildlife Conservancy is taking on-ground action to turn back the tide of extinctions with Google Earth.

Read more.

See the map.

Dr. Peter Scarth, TERN/AusCover & University of Queensland

Learn how Dr. Scarth is monitoring changes in Australian Landcover with Google Earth Engine.

Read more.

Dr. Elizabeth Madin, Macquarie University

Learn how Dr. Madin is investigating coral reef landscapes with Google Earth.

Read more.

Michael Kaminski, Great Barrier Reef Marine Protected Area

Learn how the Great Barrier Reef Marine Protected Area is tracking turtles in the Great Barrier Reef with Google Earth.

Read more.

Mike Hennessey, Maori Maps

Learn how the Maori Maps are using Google Maps API to map Maori geography.

Read more.

See the map.

Hauiti Hakopa, Te Hau o Tawhaki Charitable Trust

Learn how the Te Hau o Tawhaki Charitable Trust is preserving their Maori knowledge and culture with Google Earth storytelling.

Read more.


10:30-12:30pm: Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Getting started with Google mapping: Google Earth Basics
Presenter: Sean Askay
Location: Dreamtime
This session will start with a quick crash-course on using Google Earth: navigation tricks, important settings, searching, etc. Then we’ll dive into how to create all the basic feature types: point, lines polygons, 3D models, image & photo overlays and tours. We’ll finish up with how to save your newly created maps as KML/KMZ files and how to share and put them on the web.
Prerequisites: None

Making maps in the cloud: Google Maps Engine
Presenter: Tanya Birch
Location: Jumbuck
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.
Prerequisites: None

Analyzing Geo Data: Google Earth Engine Basics
Presenters: Tyler Erickson and Dave Thau
Location: Barrangaroo
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.
Prerequisites: None

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch
Location: Corroboree

1:30-3:30pm: Breakout Sessions (choose one) 

GPS & GIS Data in Google Earth
Presenter: Christiaan
Location: Barrangaroo
Importing your GPS and GIS data into Google Earth is a quick and easy way to visualize your data and create powerful KML layers.  You will learn how to import GPS data directly into Google Earth, and how to create animated KML tracks.  You will import GIS data into Google Earth, and learn about various options for generating KML from GIS applications.  
Prerequisites: Either take the “Getting started with mapping: Google Earth Basics” session, or have a high level of experience and comfort using Google Earth, including creating and managing KML in the Places panel.  Basic GIS skills (knowledge of shapefiles, etc.) are recommended.

Advanced Google Maps Engine
Presenter: Graeme Merrall
Location: Jumbuck
Advanced Maps Engine moves you beyond the basics of creating maps to
discovering new ways to add data to Maps Engine. You'll also get to
grips with the myriad ways to publish your newly created content
including how to publish private maps and display custom maps.
Prerequisites: Google Maps Engine Basics

Google Earth Engine API
Presenters: Tyler Erickson and Dave Thau
Location: Dreamtime
The Earth Engine API (application programming interface) provides the ability to create your own algorithms to process raster and vector imagery. This session is geared toward developers who would like to analyze satellite and vector data, and possibly build their own applications which use Earth Engine.
Prerequisites: You should have experience with at least one programming language, or at least not be afraid of learning as we go.
NDA required

3:30-4pm: Break

4-6pm: Breakout Sessions (choose one)

Updating and Adding to Google’s Base Maps
Presenters: Karin Tuxen-Bettman and Christiaan Adams
Location: Dreamtime
Do you want higher resolution or more updated imagery in Google Earth and Maps, in the area where you work? Do you want to fix incorrect information in Google Maps or add features or details which are missing from the map?  Many nonprofits ask us for these things -- and we can help! In this session, you'll learn how you can request images to be updated. Google licenses imagery from several imagery providers, and we will teach you how you can search the catalogs yourself, in order to help us update the imagery in the areas where you work.  In the second half you’ll learn how to use Google Map Maker to add and edit features in Google’s basemap, such as roads, businesses, and points of interest.  
Prerequisites: None

Creating quick and easy visualizations for your website: Google Fusion Tables
Presenter: Raleigh Seamster
Location: Barrangaroo
Looking to tell a visual story with your data? During this session, we’ll teach you how to get started with Fusion Tables, a tool to help you host, visualize and publish your data as maps, charts and timelines. The hour will start with a brief overview of Fusion Tables, then we’ll dive into some hands-on examples to get you familiar with how easily your data can be turned into a visualisation with impact. Specific topics may include:
- How to map and style tabular datasets (like spreadsheets) with Fusion Tables.
- Create a custom intensity map.
- Import and merge GIS data with Fusion Tables.
- Customize your Fusion Tables map with the Fusion Tables Wizard.

Prerequisites: No special skills required, but you must have a Google account to access Fusion Tables to participate hands-on.
Note: Most Google Apps for Business accounts do not have access to Fusion Tables so you may need to use or create a personal account. To check, sign in with your Google account and go to docs.google.com. Click the “Create” button, then “More” - you should see Fusion Tables as an option.

Mobile Data Collection
Presenter: Tanya Birch
Location: Jumbuck
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.
Prerequisites: None



Friday November 9th

9-9:45am: Plenary session TBA

9:45-11:45am: Breakout Sessions (choose one)

KML Coding

Presenters: Sean Askay and Christiaan Adams
Location: Dreamtime
KML is the mapping language and file format of Google Earth and Maps. Think of it like HTML for maps. In this session we’ll break into two groups by skill level. Beginner topics could include an introduction basic concepts of KML and editing. Intermediate topics could cover the KML features that can’t be created in the Google Earth UI. Advanced topics could cover complex techniques such as KML Tour animations, regionation, working with GIS & GPS data, or addressing your project challenges.
Prerequisites: The class will likely split into groups based on experience-level of participants, from complete beginners to advanced topics. Familiarity with HTML or XML is a big plus.

Creating quick and easy visualizations for your website: Google Fusion Tables
Presenter: Raleigh Seamster
Location: Barrangaroo
Looking to tell a visual story with your data? During this session, we’ll teach you how to get started with Fusion Tables, a tool to help you host, visualize and publish your data as maps, charts and timelines. The hour will start with a brief overview of Fusion Tables, then we’ll dive into some hands-on examples to get you familiar with how easily your data can be turned into a visualisation with impact. Specific topics may include:
- How to map and style tabular datasets (like spreadsheets) with Fusion Tables.
- Create a custom intensity map.
- Import and merge GIS data with Fusion Tables.
- Customize your Fusion Tables map with the Fusion Tables Wizard.

Prerequisites: No special skills required, but you must have a Google account to access Fusion Tables to participate hands-on.
Note: Most Google Apps for Business accounts do not have access to Fusion Tables so you may need to use or create a personal account. To check, sign in with your Google account and go to docs.google.com. Click the “Create” button, then “More” - you should see Fusion Tables as an option.

Mobile Data Collection
Presenter: Tanya Birch
Location: Jumbuck
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.
Prerequisites: None

11:45-12pm: Google Office tour

12-1pm: Project Work Time (with lunch provided)
Location: Corroboree
Workshop participants will define their overall goal and project plan for the map project they want to
Workshop participants have time to conceptualize and work on their own mapping projects. 

1-4pm: Office Hours & Project Work Time
Location: Corroboree
While participants work on their projects, Googlers who are knowledgeable in our mapping tools will be available for 1:1 questions and support. Office hours available will likely include the following areas of expertise:
  • Google Earth/KML
  • Google Earth Engine
  • Google Maps Engine
  • Imagery (Satellite, Aerial & Ground-based)
  • Mobile Data Collection
  • Google Fusion Tables
4-5pm: Closing Session
Location: Corroboree