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Monday 8/11

Welcome, Overview & Housekeeping

Introduction to Google's Geo Tools (Part 1)

Partner Spotlight: Today at Clapping School

Presenter: Prof. Dana Tomlin, University of Pennsylvania

Partner Spotlight: Building a remote sensing MOOC using Google technologies

Presenter: Dr. Nick Clinton, Tsinghua University
Location: Beacon Rock 

Introduction to Google's Geo Tools (Part 2) - Google Maps Engine

  • Slide deck
  • Instructions for accessing Maps Engine today: go to Gmail, and sign in with the temporary account given to you on your name badge. Then go to mapsengine.google.com.
  • Download data for exercise:
    1. Wetland Projects: download EcoAtlas_WetlandProjects_BayDelta.csv and download EcoAtlas_WetlandProjects_BayDelta.vrt (this table has been queried from the source to depict only those that fall in the SF Bay Delta Region)
      • Text for description of wetlands csv data source:
        This dataset was adapted from the SFEI_modern_baylands_poly_with_crosswalk.shp dataset, part of the San Francisco Bay Area EcoAtlas, and downloaded from www.ecoatlas.org  The dataset was filtered to only show those points in the Bay-Delta Region, for the purposes of this exercise. To get an complete and accurate dataset, please visit source and download again.
    • Modern Baylands: download EcoAtlas_modern_baylands_shapefile.zip (this shapefile has been edited from the source for the purposes of this exercise)
      • Text for description of wetlands data source:
        This dataset was adapted from the SFEI_modern_baylands_poly_with_crosswalk.shp dataset, part of the San Francisco Bay Area EcoAtlas, and downloaded from the San Francisco Estuary Institute at www.sfei.org/ecoatlas. The dataset was then simplified for use during this tutorial, to show only the "LEVEL2" (renamed to “CLASS”) attributes: baylands, bays and channels, and watersheds. Images were then added to the attribute table for the purposes of this exercise.
      • 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>
    • Icon for wetland points: download wetlands.png icon image. (Source: iconizer.netwhere you can make your own 32px x 32px icons)
    • KMZ file for legend overlay: download Wetlands_legend.kmz (you can figure out how to make your own legend here)
  • Where can you learn more?
    • Take tutorials here!
    • Read a story about World Wildlife Fund using this tool here!
    • Apply for a educational software grant here, and a research software grant here!

Introduction to Google's Geo Tools (Part 3) - Google Earth Engine

Google Maps and Earth Permissions

Partner Spotlight: A case study in using Google's geospatial tools to teach undergraduate students environmental science and geospatial skills.

Presenter: Mary Kilea & Holly Orr, New York University


Tuesday 8/12

Breakout sessions -- 9:30am

Earth Engine API 

  • Slide deck

Field Mobile Data Collection + Open Data Kit 

Views & Street View

Publishing Your Maps & Data 

      Unconference Session 1 -- 1pm


      Breakout Sessions -- 2pm

      Field Mobile Data Collection + Open Data Kit 

      Publishing Your Maps & Data 

        Breakout Sessions -- 4pm


            Wednesday 7/24

            Breakout Sessions -- 9:30am

            Tour Builder

            Coding with KML

                Geo Grants

                • Slide deck

                Closing Session

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                Aug 12, 2014, 9:08 AM
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                Countries, by Population.kmz
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                Countries.zip
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                Jul 22, 2013, 10:30 PM
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                EcoAtlas_WetlandProjects_BayDelta.csv
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                Karin Tuxen-Bettman,
                Aug 10, 2014, 9:16 PM
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                EcoAtlas_WetlandProjects_BayDelta.vrt
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                Karin Tuxen-Bettman,
                Aug 10, 2014, 10:13 PM
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                EcoAtlas_modern_baylands_shapefile.zip
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                Aug 10, 2014, 9:16 PM
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                Proposed Wind Farm.kmz
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                Jul 22, 2013, 12:14 PM
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                The Googleplex.kml
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                Aug 11, 2014, 10:05 PM
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                Aug 13, 2014, 12:46 PM
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                Volcanoes of the World.kmz
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                Jul 22, 2013, 12:24 AM
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                Wetlands_legend.kmz
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