Training Materials

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Contents

  1. 1 Wednesday 7 November
    1. 1.1 Welcoming Remarks -- 9am
    2. 1.2 Overview of Google Mapping Tools -- 9:45am
      1. 1.2.1 Google Maps
      2. 1.2.2 Google Map Maker
      3. 1.2.3 Google Street View
      4. 1.2.4 Google Earth
      5. 1.2.5 Google Earth Engine
      6. 1.2.6 Google Maps Engine
      7. 1.2.7 Google Earth Enterprise Portable Solution
      8. 1.2.8 Google Maps Coordinate
      9. 1.2.9 Mobile Data Collection
      10. 1.2.10 Google Geo APIs
    3. 1.3 Breakout Sessions -- 12:30pm
      1. 1.3.1 Getting started with Google mapping: Google Maps Earth Basics
      2. 1.3.2 Making maps in the cloud: Google Maps Engine
      3. 1.3.3 Analyzing Geo Data: Google Earth Engine Basics
    4. 1.4 Breakout Sessions -- 2:30pm
      1. 1.4.1 Spreadsheet Mapper
      2. 1.4.2 New Advanced Features of the Google Maps API
      3. 1.4.3 Advanced Google Earth Engine: Change detection and interoperation with other GIS tools
    5. 1.5 Breakout Sessions -- 4pm
      1. 1.5.1 Google Earth Tours
      2. 1.5.2 Maps API Office Hours
      3. 1.5.3 My First Maps API
  2. 2 Thursday November 8th
    1. 2.1 Street View for Good -- 9am
    2. 2.2 Nonprofit Success Stories Panel -- 9:30am
    3. 2.3 Breakout Sessions -- 10:30am
      1. 2.3.1 Getting started with Google mapping: Google Earth Basics 
      2. 2.3.2 Making maps in the cloud: Google Maps Engine
      3. 2.3.3 Analyzing Geo Data: Google Earth Engine Basics
    4. 2.4 Breakout Sessions -- 1:30pm
      1. 2.4.1 GPS & GIS Data in Google Earth
      2. 2.4.2 Advanced Google Maps Engine
      3. 2.4.3 Google Earth Engine API
    5. 2.5 Breakout Sessions -- 4pm
      1. 2.5.1 Updating and Adding to Google’s Base Maps (Imagery & Map Maker)
      2. 2.5.2 Creating quick and easy visualizations for your website: Google Fusion Tables
      3. 2.5.3 Mobile Data Collection
  3. 3 Friday November 9th
    1. 3.1 Plenary session -- 9am
    2. 3.2 Breakout Sessions -- 9:45am
      1. 3.2.1 KML Coding
      2. 3.2.2 Creating quick and easy visualizations for your website: Google Fusion Tables
      3. 3.2.3 Mobile Data Collection
    3. 3.3 Closing Session -- 4pm


Wednesday 7 November

Welcoming Remarks -- 9am

Overview of Google Mapping Tools -- 9:45am

Google Maps

  • Slide deck here
  • Where can you learn more?

Google Map Maker

Google Street View

  • Slide deck here
  • Where can you learn more?
    • Read a story about Amazonas Sustainable Foundation using this tool here.
    • Browse imagery collections in the Street View Gallery.
    • Product info here.

Google Earth

  • Slide deck here
  • Where can you learn more?
    • Take tutorials here.
    • Apply for a nonprofit software grant of Google Earth Pro here.
    • Read a case study here.

Google Earth Engine

Google Maps Engine

  • 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!

Google Earth Enterprise Portable Solution

  • Slide deck here
  • Where can you learn more?

Google Maps Coordinate

  • Slide deck here
  • Where can you learn more?
    • Product page here.
    • Apply for a nonprofit software grant here!

Mobile Data Collection

  • Slide deck: here
  • 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

Google Geo APIs

  • Where can you learn more?
    • Developers website here.
    • More than a Map website here.

Breakout Sessions -- 12:30pm

Getting started with Google mapping: Google Maps Earth Basics

Making maps in the cloud: Google Maps Engine

  • Slide deck here
  • Links & Information for Exercise #1
    • Download SanFranciscoBayWetlands.zip (source), and unzip to your computer.
    • Text for description of baylands data source:
    • San Francisco Bay Area EcoAtlas, Copyright 1998-2005, San Francisco Estuary Institute, www.sfei.org/ecoatlas
    • 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
    • Download Australia Toilets.zip (source), and unzip to your computer.
    • Upload Australia Toilets for spatial query.kml as a Vector Table into Google Maps Engine, and 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.

    • Build a map with these two layers, plus the "Australia Protected Areas" layer that has already been prepared for you in Google Maps Engine.
  • 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!)
  • Links & Information for Exercise #4
    • Click on 'Data Sources', and search for "catchments" -- two results should appear: "Simple Catchments of New Zealand" and "Detailed Catchments of New Zealand"
    • Create a layer out of each of these, but change the zoom level when the layer is visible:
      • Simple NZ catchments: 
      • Detailed NZ catchments:  
    • 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!)
  • 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 Basics

  • Slide deck here
  • 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.

Breakout Sessions -- 2:30pm

Spreadsheet Mapper

New Advanced Features of the Google Maps API

  • Slide deck here
  • Where can you learn more?

Advanced Google Earth Engine: Change detection and interoperation with other GIS tools

  • Slide deck here
  • Where can you learn more?

Breakout Sessions -- 4pm

Google Earth Tours

  • Slide deck here
  • Where can you learn more?

Maps API Office Hours

  • Where can you learn more?

My First Maps API

  • Slide deck here
  • Where can you learn more?
    • Find the Maps API Developer's Guide & Documentation here.
    • Copy-and-paste the following text to add a KML layer to your map:

      var ctaLayer = new google.maps.KmlLayer('https://sites.google.com/a/earthoutreach.org/sydney/training-materials/Australian%20State%20Boundaries.kmz?attredirects=0&d=1'); ctaLayer.setMap(map);

    • Copy-and-paste the following text to add a Google Maps Engine layer to your map:
        var mapDataLayer = new google.maps.visualization.MapDataLayer({
          mapId: '05246071950673775877-01974511381197472748-4',
          layerId: 'layer_00001',
          map: map,
          clickable: 'true',
          suppressInfoWindows: 'false',
        });
        mapDataLayer2.setMap(map);


                Thursday November 8th

                Street View for Good -- 9am

                • Slide deck here
                • Where can you learn more?

                Nonprofit Success Stories Panel -- 9:30am


                Breakout Sessions -- 10:30am

                Getting started with Google mapping: Google Earth Basics 

                Making maps in the cloud: Google Maps Engine

                • Slide deck here
                • Links & Information for Exercise #1
                  • Download SanFranciscoBayWetlands.zip (source), and unzip to your computer.
                  • Text for description of baylands data source:
                  • San Francisco Bay Area EcoAtlas, Copyright 1998-2005, San Francisco Estuary Institute, www.sfei.org/ecoatlas
                  • 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
                  • Download Australia Toilets.zip (source), and unzip to your computer.
                  • Upload Australia Toilets for spatial query.kml as a Vector Table into Google Maps Engine, and 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.

                  • Build a map with these two layers, plus the "Australia Protected Areas" layer that has already been prepared for you in Google Maps Engine.
                • 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!)
                • Links & Information for Exercise #4
                  • Click on 'Data Sources', and search for "catchments" -- two results should appear: "Simple Catchments of New Zealand" and "Detailed Catchments of New Zealand"
                  • Create a layer out of each of these, but change the zoom level when the layer is visible:
                    • Simple NZ catchments: 
                    • Detailed NZ catchments:  
                  • 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!)
                • 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 Basics

                • Slide deck here
                • Where can you learn more?

                Breakout Sessions -- 1:30pm

                GPS & GIS Data in Google Earth

                Advanced Google Maps Engine

                Google Earth Engine API

                • Sorry - due to the non-public nature of this topic - we're not posting materials publicly.

                Breakout Sessions -- 4pm

                Updating and Adding to Google’s Base Maps (Imagery & Map Maker)

                Creating quick and easy visualizations for your website: Google Fusion Tables

                <div class="googft-info-window" style="font-family: sans-serif; width: 330px; height: 20em; overflow-y: auto;">
                    <img src="{URL cp lateral}" style="width: 150px; vertical-align: top; margin-right: .5em" />
                    <img src="{URL adult}" style="width: 150px; vertical-align: top" />
                    <h2 style="color: brown">{herbivore species}</h2> 
                    <p>
                        Caterpillar found feeding on host plant 
                <em>{host plant species}</em>, {host plant family} in the {primary eco},{year}.
                    </p>
                    <p>
                        See specimen record {voucher} at <a href="http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu/">Caterpillars, pupae, butterflies and moths of the A.C.G.</a>
                    </p>
                </div>
                  •  See the finished insect Fusion Tables here

                Mobile Data Collection



                Friday November 9th

                Plenary session -- 9am

                Breakout Sessions -- 9:45am

                KML Coding

                Creating quick and easy visualizations for your website: Google Fusion Tables

                <div class="googft-info-window" style="font-family: sans-serif; width: 330px; height: 20em; overflow-y: auto;">
                    <img src="{URL cp lateral}" style="width: 150px; vertical-align: top; margin-right: .5em" />
                    <img src="{URL adult}" style="width: 150px; vertical-align: top" />
                    <h2 style="color: brown">{herbivore species}</h2> 
                    <p>
                        Caterpillar found feeding on host plant 
                <em>{host plant species}</em>, {host plant family} in the {primary eco},{year}.
                    </p>
                    <p>
                        See specimen record {voucher} at <a href="http://janzen.sas.upenn.edu/">Caterpillars, pupae, butterflies and moths of the A.C.G.</a>
                    </p>
                </div>
                •  See the finished insect Fusion Tables here
                • Extra Credit
                  • Create a Fusion Table with a KML of Canadian provinces. Download KML here.
                  • Create a Fusion Table with a Microsoft Excel file of population data about Canadian provinces. Download .xls file here.
                  • Merge the two tables.
                  • Style your map: change the color of the province polygons based on the population data.

                Mobile Data Collection

                Closing Session -- 4pm



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                Australia protected areas.zip
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