Roseville Summit 2015


Digital Storytelling
 
with Maps & Earth
February 7, 2015

On this page are all of the resources that will be used for today's workshop. Please know that my resources for Google Earth & Maps are regularly updated HERE (I'd bookmark this page).

Tour Builder

Tour Builder (tourbuilder.withgoogle.com)
A web-based version of Google Earth built to create and share stories. Works on Mac or Windows computers and requires the Google Earth Plugin. Tours are created by one author. 

Tour Builder Examples
Worried You'll Forget the Steps?

Google Maps

My Maps (google.com/mymaps)
This area is definitely in transition. As of today (2/7/15) they are showing up in Drive for personal Gmail accounts, but not for Google Apps EDU. They should be moving to Drive shortly. In the meantime...

How to Get There
  • Now: http://www.Google.com/MyMaps
  • Future: Go to Drive
Why Use These?
  • Chromebook-friendly
  • Can be created collaboratively
  • Import data 
Getting Started
Google Earth

Google Earth (Desktop Software)
Works very similar to TourBuilder, but has additional resources in the Layers section that can be used to enhance your stories. Works on Mac or Windows computers with Google Earth software installed.

Google Earth Examples
Worried You'll Forget the Steps?

Google Earth Pro
Recently made free for all users. Provides a few additional features including higher resolution printing, the ability to import spreadsheets of addresses, and measure in 3D.