Conservation Campus

"From the Ground to the Cloud: Google mapping tools for conservation"
Google is hosting a Conservation Campus at the IUCN WCC. The full-day workshop, titled "From the Ground to the Cloud: Google mapping tools for conservation" will give participants hands-on experience using Google mapping tools for mapping and visualizing conservation data. Led by the Google Earth Outreach and Earth Engine teams,this workshop is intended for technology specialists who have hands-on experience with mapping tools such as Google Earth, Google Maps, GIS, and remote sensing software. Because this workshop is hands-on, each participant must bring a laptop. More info here.
What: IUCN WCC Conservation Campus, “From the Ground to the Cloud: Google mapping tools for conservation”
When: Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, 09:00-18:00
Where: Charlotte Room, Lotte Hotel
Register to attend on the IUCN website.
Agenda & Materials
09:00    Introduction to the Conservation Campus workshop
09:15    Simple Map Making with Google Earth & Google Maps – hands-on with Google Earth & Google Maps
The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) is the largest extant rodent in the world. Its closest relatives are agouti, chinchillas, coyphillas, and guinea pigs. Native to South America, the capybara inhabits savannas and dense forests and lives near bodies of water. It is a highly social species and can be found in groups as large as 100 individuals, but usually lives in groups of 10–20 individuals. The capybara is not a threatened species, though it is hunted for its meat and skin.
- Wikipedia

10:30    Hosting your Geo Data and Creating Maps Online for Your Organization – Introduction to Google Maps Engine
10:45    Coffee break
11:15    Hands-on with Google Maps Engine
  • Link to Google Maps Engine: http://mapsengine.google.com
  • Login with the user name and password you were given at the start of the workshop.
  • Data for Exercise #1:
  • Data for Exercise #2:
    • SanFranciscoBayWetlands.zip (download & unzip please)
    • Description: 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.
    • Style: Baylands: turquoise Bays and Channels: blue Watersheds: green
    • Info balloon HTML: <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>
  • 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!
12:30    Analyzing Satellite Imagery for Conservation – Introduction to Google Earth Engine
13:00    Lunch
14:00    Hands-on with Google Earth Engine
  • Link to Google Earth Engine: http://earthengine.google.org
  • Login with the user name and password you were given at the start of the workshop.
  • Where can you learn more?
15:00    Collecting Data in the Field using Smartphones – hands-on with Open Data Kit on Android Smartphones
15:45    Coffee break

16:15    Panel of Conservation Success Stories using mapping tools
 
 
  The Nature Conservancy
 

Save the Elephants
 
World Wildlife Fund
 

Jane Goodall Institute
17:30    Panel Q & A

17:45    Conclusion
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