Google Earth Training @ Pew

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Pew Environment Group
9:30am - 3:00pm

Agenda

9:30 – 10am: Introduction 
  -- Brief group introductions
  -- Using free online geo tools to communicate your ideas and projects 
  -- Overview of Google's Geo tools

10am – 12:30pm: Creating content with Google Earth/Ocean (hands-on with laptops)
  -- Adding data
  -- Adding photos, slideshows, and videos in pop-up balloons
  -- Importing GPS and GIS data
  -- Creating a narrated tour
  -- Embedding on a blog or website

12:30 – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00 – 1:30pm: Creating content with Google MyMaps (hands-on with laptops)
  -- Adding data
  -- Adding photos and videos
  -- Collaborating
  -- Embedding on a blog or website

1:30 – 2:30pm: Using Google Fusion Tables for organizing, visualizing, and easily mapping your larger datasets (hands-on with laptops)

All slides from Google Mapping Training can be downloaded here.
A PDF of a workbook (printable copy of the online tutorials) can be downloaded here (coming soon).






Data and resources need for workshop

Google Earth hands-on
  • Overlaying images over Google Earth terrain
    • You can use this image for overlaying: click here
    • If you need extra help, the online tutorial for this exercise is found here.
  • Adding views & perspectives to your points.
    • If you need extra help, the online tutorial for this exercise is found here.
  • Importing GPS and GIS data
  • Creating a narrated tour
    • If you need extra help, the online tutorial for this exercise is found here.

Google Maps hands-on
  • Adding data, photos, and videos
    • Photos can be found here: http://picasaweb.google.com/pewoceanscience 
      • (Login as pewoceanscience@gmail.com, password to be announced in workshop)
  • If you need extra help, the online tutorial for this exercise is found here.
    • Collaborating
      • If you need extra help, the online tutorial for this exercise is found here.
    • Embedding on a blog or website
      • Go to http://www.blogger.com
      • Login as pewmarinescience@gmail.com
      • Click "New Post" to start new post.
  • If you need extra help, the online tutorial for this exercise is found here.

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