Agenda


Day 1: Monday, August 11

7:45am: Shuttle transfer from The Wild Palms to Google 

8-9am: Registration in GWC5 Lobby (Breakfast served)
Location: Outside Beacon Rock

9-9:30am: Welcome, Overview & Housekeeping
Presenter: John Bailey, Program Manager, Google GeoEDU
Location: Beacon Rock

9:30-10am: Welcoming Remarks 
Speaker: Brian McClendon, VP of Geo
Location: Beacon Rock 
Opening welcome from the head of Google Geo.

10-11:30am: Introduction to Google's Geo Tools (Part 1)
Presenter: John Bailey, Program Manager, Google GeoEDU
Location: Beacon Rock 
An overview of Google Maps, Earth Street View; Google Maps Engine Lite/Pro; Tour Builder and Views. Breakout sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday will explore each topic in more depth.

Break

12-12:30pm: Partner Spotlight: 
Today at Clapping School
Presenter: Prof. Dana Tomlin, University of Pennsylvania
Location: Beacon Rock 
To those of us for whom the terms "Geo" and "Education" are seldom far apart, Google's recent developments in this neighborhood raise opportunities that are unprecedented in terms of each of those terms. Beyond the ability to gain easier access to larger amounts of higher quality data and to process those data at much lower cost and with much greater speed, we also now have the opportunity to convey these tools and techniques to students in ways that are no less magical.  A recent, Google-sponsored initiative at Penn and Yale has explored this prospect, and results to date suggest that we may be having way too much fun.

12:30-1pm: Partner Spotlight: Building a remote sensing MOOC using Google technologies
Presenter: Dr. Nick Clinton, Tsinghua University
Location: Beacon Rock 
Dr. Clinton with show examples of his effort to move teaching, research and scientific collaboration towards use of Google cloud technologies.  He will describe the creation of Google Earth Engine content for an online remote sensing course and some ongoing research projects powered by Google App Engine.

1-2pm: Lunch
Location: Outside Beacon Rock 

2-3:30pm: Introduction to Google's Geo Tools (Part 2) - Google Maps Engine
Speaker: Karin Tuxen-Bettman, Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
Location: Beacon Rock 
An overview and introduction to Google Maps Engine (GME), a platform that enables large scale geospatial data hosting and map creation. GME provides the toolset for educators, scientists and researchers to upload content to the Google Maps Gallery. In this session, you will learn how to use Google Maps Engine: you'll upload and style your GIS data, and publish your maps to Google Earth and Maps. 

Break

4-5:30pm: Introduction to Google Earth Engine (hands-on session)
Speaker: David Thau, Senior Developer Advocate, Google Earth Engine
Location: Beacon Rock 
An overview and introduction to Earth Engine (EE), Google’s geospatial analysis platform. Earth Engine brings together the world's satellite imagery — trillions of scientific measurements dating back almost 40 years — and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth's surface.

5:30-6pm: Google Maps and Earth Permissions
Speaker: Vanessa Schneider, Geo Media Program Manager
Location: Beacon Rock 
Using our mapping tools on your websites, in print, or in a video? Get a rundown on the permissions and licensing basics for Google Maps and Earth. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions.

6-6:30pm: Partner Spotlight: A case study in using Google's geospatial tools to teach undergraduate students environmental science and geospatial skills.
Presenter: Mary Killilea & Holly Orr, New York University
Location: Beacon Rock 
This talk will provide a brief overview on how we are using Google’s geospatial tools in an introductory environmental science course, Where the City Meets the Sea.  Where the City Meets the Sea is NYU’s first global network course, meaning it is taught simultaneously between multiple locations (e.g New York and Abu Dhabi) via video-conferenced lectures.  The course is designed to teach non-science majors about the environmental impacts of urbanization of coastal ecosystems. An additional objective of the course is to provide hands on experience with scientific data collection, analysis and communication. We have developed several labs that utilize Google’s tools to help students learn how to collect, manage, analyze and display their data.  In this talk we will present three connected labs where: 1. students use ODK and fusion tables to collect training data in their local environments, 2. students present their data to their classmates using Google Earth, and 3.  students use the data collected in the first lab as training data to create land cover maps in Google Earth Engine.

6:30-8pm: Geo for Higher Ed BBQ
Location: Outside GWC5

8pm: Shuttle transfer from Google to The Wild Palms

Day 2: Tuesday, August 12

7:45am: Shuttle transfer from The Wild Palms to Google 

8-9am: Full Breakfast 
Location: Beacon Rock 

9-9:30am: Welcoming Remarks
Speaker: Rebecca Moore, Engineering Manager of Google Earth Outreach & Google Earth Engine
Location: Beacon Rock

9:30am-11am: Breakout Session 1 (participants choose one) 

 Beacon Rock Birch Bay Mystery Bay Columbia Hills
 Earth Engine API Field Mobile Data Collection + Open Data KitViews &
Street View
 Publishing your Maps & Data


Earth Engine API 
Speaker: David Thau 
Location: Beacon Rock 
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. 
Note: This session will be repeated at 4pm (Today). 

Field Mobile Data Collection + Open Data Kit 
Speaker: Tanya Birch
Location: Birch Bay 
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 
Note: This session will be repeated at 2pm (Today). 

Views & Street View
Speaker: Karin Tuxen-Bettman & 
John Bailey
Location: Mystery Bay
Street View in Google Maps and Earth provides over five millions miles of interactive 360-degree panoramas across all seven continents; it’s the closest thing to teleportation, allowing teachers and students to virtually walk almost anywhere they dream of going. Street View began on the roads, but new technologies like our Trekker backpack or an underwater rig enables us to go anywhere your feet or fins might take you. This session will explore some of the educationally engaging locations that can be found in Street View, from remote Amazon jungles to the Great Barrier Reef to Antarctica to world-renowned art museums to the White House. We will also show how anyone can create their own 360 degree panoramas with an Android phone or an inexpensive camera, then publish their own Street View on Google Maps for the world to see.
Prerequisites: None 
Note: This session will be repeated on Wednesday at 9:30am. 

Publishing Your Maps & Data 
Speaker: Christiaan Adams
Location: Columbia Hills
This session will take a deep dive into data and maps publication. In the first part, you'll learn about different ways to publish your Google Maps Engine maps and data. In the second part, you'll learn how to use Google Crisis Map viewer to create, publish, and share maps by combining layers from anywhere on the web. Supported layer formats include KML, GeoRSS, WMS, Tile URLs, Google Maps Engine, and Fusion Tables.
Prerequisites: None 

Break

11:30am-1pm: Unconference Session 1
This part of the agenda will take on an "unconference" style, where participants (you!) can suggest a session -- either a round table discussion to discuss a topic, a publication or a white paper; or a hands-on session that you (or someone else) may present. 

1-2pm: Lunch
Location: Outside Beacon Rock 

2-3:30pm: Breakout Session 2 (participants choose one) 

 Beacon Rock Birch Bay Mystery Bay Columbia Hills
Tour BuilderTimelapseField Mobile Data Collection + Open Data Kit Publishing your Maps & Data


Tour Builder
Speaker: Sean Askay
Location: Beacon Rock
Tour Builder is a new way to show people the places you've visited and the experiences you had along the way using Google Earth. It lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation. In this session, you'll learn how to use a new tool for storytelling with Google Earth.
Prerequisites: None 

Timelapse Tours 
Speaker: Randy Sargent 
Location: Birch Bay 
Timelapse Earth builds on Earth Engine to show three decades of planetary change, both man-made and natural. In this session, you'll see hotspots of Earth change, learn how to embed Timelapse Earth into HTML materials, and also learn how to author guided tours to highlight particular phenomena on the animated planet. 
Prerequisites: None 

Field Mobile Data Collection + Open Data Kit 
Speaker: Tanya Birch
Location: Mystery Bay
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 
Note: This session also happens earlier at 9:30am. 

Publishing Your Maps & Data 
Speaker: Christiaan Adams
Location: Columbia Hills
This session will take a deep dive into data and maps publication. In the first part, you'll learn about different ways to publish your Google Maps Engine maps and data. In the second part, you'll learn how to use Google Crisis Map viewer to create, publish, and share maps by combining layers from anywhere on the web. Supported layer formats include KML, GeoRSS, WMS, Tile URLs, Google Maps Engine, and Fusion Tables.
Prerequisites: None 

Break

4-5:30pm: Breakout Session 3 (participants choose one) 

 Beacon Rock Birch Bay Mystery Bay Columbia Hills
 Earth Engine API Your First Maps APIImagery & Base Map Google Earth & KML


Earth Engine API 
Speaker: David Thau 
Location: Beacon Rock 
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. 
Note: This session also occurs earlier at 9:30am. 

Your First Maps API
Speaker: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: Birch Bay 
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.

Imagery & Base Map
Speaker: Megan Goddard
Location: Mystery Bay
In this session, you'll learn about Google's imagery base map, and what your options are for requesting improved satellite imagery. In this session, you will also learn the basics of Google Map Maker, from adding roads, trails, and points of interest such as businesses in your town, to updating the details for existing places and features in your community.
Prerequisites: None 

Google Earth & KML
Speaker: John Bailey 
Location: Columbia Hills
This session is designed for participants who are new to Google Earth and KML, or want a review of the fundamentals. We'll start with a quick crash-course on using Google Earth, a 3D virtual globe: navigation tricks, searching and more. Then we’ll dive into how to create all the basic feature types: point, lines polygons, and image overlays -- and the underlying KML.
Prerequisities: None.

Break 

5:45pm: Shuttle transfer to Alza Complex 

6:00-6:45pm: Google Tour

6:45pm - 8:00pm: Dinner at Charlie's Cafe

8pm: Shuttle transfer from Charlie’s Cafe to The Wild Palms

Day 3: Wednesday, August 13

7:45am: Shuttle transfer from The Wild Palms Hotel to Google 

8-9am: Breakfast
Location: Beacon Rock

9-9:30am: Google Education
Speakers: Tina Ornduff, Program Manager, Google EDU
Location: Beacon Rock

9:30-11am: Breakout Session 4 (participants choose one) 

 Beacon Rock Birch Bay Daroga Columbia Hills
Tour BuilderTimelapseViews & Street View Coding with KML
Choose your session: http://goo.gl/jDBgBo

Tour Builder
Speaker: Sean Askay
Location: Beacon Rock
Tour Builder is a new way to show people the places you've visited and the experiences you had along the way using Google Earth. It lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation. In this session, you'll learn how to use a new tool for storytelling with Google Earth.
Prerequisites: None 

Timelapse Tours 
Speaker: Randy Sargent 
Location: Birch Bay 
Timelapse Earth builds on Earth Engine to show three decades of planetary change, both man-made and natural. In this session, you'll see hotspots of Earth change, learn how to embed Timelapse Earth into HTML materials, and also learn how to author guided tours to highlight particular phenomena on the animated planet. 
Prerequisites: None 

Views & Street View
Speaker: 
Karin Tuxen-Bettman & John Bailey
Location: Mystery Bay
Street View in Google Maps and Earth provides over five millions miles of interactive 360-degree panoramas across all seven continents; it’s the closest thing to teleportation, allowing teachers and students to virtually walk almost anywhere they dream of going. Street View began on the roads, but new technologies like our Trekker backpack or an underwater rig enables us to go anywhere your feet or fins might take you. This session will explore some of the educationally engaging locations that can be found in Street View, from remote Amazon jungles to the Great Barrier Reef to Antarctica to world-renowned art museums to the White House. We will also show how anyone can create their own 360 degree panoramas with an Android phone or an inexpensive camera, then publish their own Street View on Google Maps for the world to see.
Prerequisites: None 
Note: This session also occurred on Tuesday at 9:30am. 

Coding with KML
Speaker: Christiaan Adams
Location: Columbia Hills
In this session, participants will dig into advanced KML topics, including 3D visualization techniques and KML Touring. We will explore programming tools for generating KML from large datasets or directly from a database. We will also review the limits on KML use in Google Maps.
Prerequisites: For this session, participants should have a strong understanding of KML and HTML. Experience with python or other scripting languages is encourages, but not required.  

Break

11:30am-1pm: Unconference Session 2
This part of the agenda will take on an "unconference" style, where participants (you!) can suggest a session -- either a round table discussion to discuss a topic, a publication or a white paper; or a hands-on session that you (or someone else) may present. 
Suggest your session here:  http://goo.gl/PFXlmE


1-2pm: Lunch & Group Photo
Location: Outside Beacon Rock 

2-2:30pm: Geo Grants
Speaker: Allie Lieber
Learn about our software grants program, and how you may be eligible to apply to use our premium software tools for free.

2:30-4pm: Googler Office Hours 
Googlers who work on Google mapping tools will be available for 1:1 questions and support. Office hours available will likely include the following areas of expertise (below). Sign-up for sessions here.
  • Google Earth Engine
  • Timelapse
  • Google Maps Engine
  • Crisis Mapper tool
  • Google Earth/KML
  • Field Mobile Data Collection
  • Views & Street View
  • Grants How-To
  • Google Geo APIs
  • Geo Education
  • Google Oceans
Location: various

4pm: Shuttle transfer from Google to The Wild Palms, SFO, and SJC.