Mapping Technologies

Final Agenda

Last Updated on Monday, 15 March 2010 07:50

The Indigenous Mapping Network - Google Tribal Geo Tech Workshop was held on February 25-26, 2010, at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA, US.

Thursday, February 25


Shuttle pick-ups from Wild Palms Hotel to Google: 8:00am, 8:30am


8:30am - 9:00am -- Registration & Breakfast (provided free to participants)


9:00am - 9:30am -- Opening blessing, by Ann Marie Sayers - Tribal Chairman, Indian Canyon Nation of Ohlone People


9:30am - 10:00am -- Introduction to workshop
  • Review existing technologies
  • Showcase of great examples
  • Security and Confidentiality of your projects and data
10:00am - 12:00pm -- Introduction to Mobile Data Collection
  • Become familiar with mobile handset
  • Field exercise: we will go outside and learn to use smart phones for collecting map data.
  • Visualizing the data you collected: back in computer
12:00pm - 1:30pm -- Lunch, provided free to participants

1:30pm - 4:00pm -- Break into two parallel tracks (more information was provided in workshops)
  • Community Track: focus on creating maps with rich content about your indigenous community - Karin Tuxen-Bettman, Google Earth Outreach Slides
    Exercises and topics include:
    Creating maps with MyMaps: we will collaborate to build a map that includes photographs, videos, and stories.
    Embedding on blog or Sites page: we will put your map on a website, so you can share it with the world.
    Converting to Google Maps and Earth, from other formats
    Security and confidentiality of data
  • GIS and Technical Track: focus on using and converting GIS data in your maps - Mano Marks, Google Developer Relations
    and Christiaan Adams, Google Earth Outreach
    Slides
    Exercises and topics include:
    Brief Introduction to Google Maps & Earth
    Introduction to data formats
    Converting from other formats, third-party tools
    Technical details of GPS in Google Earth
    Importing using GIS tools, including ArcGIS
    Google Earth Pro
    Security and confidentiality of data
4:00pm - 5:00pm -- Open work time, discussion, Question & Answer (everyone back together)

5:00pm - 6:00pm -- Tour of Google campus

6:00pm - 7:30pm -- Dinner, provided free to participants

Shuttle pick-ups from Google to Wild Palms Hotel: 7:15pm, 7:45pm

Friday, February 26

Shuttle pick-ups from Wild Palms Hotel to Google: 8:00am, 8:30am


8:30am - 9:00am -- Breakfast, provided free to participants


9:00am - 9:30am -- Review of Day 1 Rebecca, Karin, Mano, Christiaan, Carl
Questions from Participants


9:30am - 12:00pm -- Break into four parallel tracks (more information provided in workshops)

  • Community & Earth Track: focus on creating maps with rich content about your indigenous community
    Exercises and topics include:
    Creating content in Google Earth, including adding points, lines, polygons
    Adding photos, slideshows, and videos in pop-up balloons (we will have photo albums in PicasaWeb and videos in YouTube prepared in advance)
    Creating narrated tour: we will get started on creating a narrated tour about your indigenous community.
    Importing GPS data into Google Earth
    Importing GIS data info Google Earth
  • Programming Track: focus on code and programming languages for building very customized maps
    Exercises and topics  include:
    Advanced KML
    JavaScript Programming
    Google Maps API
    Google Earth API

  • GIS Track: A deeper look at the tools available for data conversion and manipulation
    Exercises and topics include:
    Google Earth Pro
    Google Earth Enterprise
    A deeper look at 3rd party tools

12:00pm - 1:30pm -- Lunch, provided free to participants, Participant Presentations Pt 2, Raffle

1:30pm - 3:30pm -- Open work time, discussion, Q & A, etc.


3:30pm - 4:00pm -- Google Map Maker for adding your data to Google's base map

4:00pm - 4:30pm -- Wrap-up & Conclusion (Raffle was done in back of room)

Shuttle pick-ups from Google to Wild Palms Hotel: 4:30pm, 5:00pm

Dinner is on your own.

* There were three tracks the first day, and four the second day for more targeted training: a Community Track, a GIS Track, and a Programming Track.
  • Community Track: for participants who specialize in building content for mapping indigenous communities.
  • GIS Track: for participants who use GIS data and/or GIS tools to create their own data.
  • Programming Track: for participants who specialize in programming and developing customized website applications.
 

Tribal Geo Tech Workshop

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 10:49

Indigenous peoples face special challenges in planning, policy, and advocacy. Issues of sovereignty, cultural protection, land use management, and handling mineral rights often require the making of maps. Recognizing this, we're excited to announce that Google and IMN are teaming up to host a two-day workshop on the Google campus in Mountain View, California. The goal of the workshop is to inform people from and working with native communities on how to use, access, and benefit from Google mapping technologies.

The mission of Indigenous Mapping Network is to connect native communities with the tools needed to protect, preserve, and enhance our way of life within our aboriginal territories. This endeavor often requires an amalgamation of traditional "mapping" practices and modern mapping technologies.

On February 25th and 26th, 2010, Google and IMN will host a FREE workshop at the Google campus for members and staff of indigenous groups that want to learn about Google geospatial and mobile technologies. Keeping the above concerns of indigenous communities before us, the workshop will focus on the technical aspects of using Google Earth, Google Maps, and Open Data Kit, among other technologies. Special attention will be given to issues of:
  • privacy and security of data
  • mobile data collection
  • data conversion from proprietary to open formats
  • geospatial technologies and traditional knowledge

The workshop will be limited to one hundred attendees. So, please complete the online application at http://indigenousmapping.net/maptech/google/geoworkshopapp.html  and submit as soon as possible. Deadline will be January 24, 2010 and notices of applications will be returned by January 31, 2010. If you would like more information, or if you have trouble viewing this form, please email answers to the application questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

Tribal Geo Tech Workshop Applications CLOSED

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2010 09:55

Thank you for your interest in the host a two-day workshop on the Google campus in Mountain View, California.

Applications are closed. We will be reviewing the applications and will send out notices on January 31, 2010.

More infomation will be coming soon.
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