Please note that the Agenda is subject to change.
8:00: Registration and set-up
08:30: Introduction to the MAPA Project & Google Geo Tools
In this session we will introduce you to the MAPA Project and will do an overview of the tools we will be covering over the next three days, tools that are generally available, as well as introduce some examples of how other organisations and institutions are using them.
09:15 Google Mapping Tools: Google Earth
This session will introduce you to the basics of Google Earth. Topics will include navigation in Google Earth, points, lines and polygons, adding images, videos, and overlays, creating views and perspectives, organising content in folders, saving and sharing content, creating narrated tours and embedding content in a webpage or blog.
10:45 Google Mapping Tools: Google Earth (cont)
13:45 Google Mapping Tools (cont.)
15:15 Google Mapping Tools: Google Maps
In this session you'll learn how to create, share and collaborate on a simple Google Map via My Places
16:15: Google Mapping Tools: Google Fusion Tables
In this session we will introduce you to Google Fusion Tables. You will learn how to create a map from a spreadsheet in minutes, collaborate on this map (or keep it private) and how to merge it with other tables, based on a common field.
16:45-17:00: Wrap-up Session
8:00 Participants arrive and set-up
08:30: More Fusion Tables
In this session, we’ll show you some more tips & tricks with Fusion Tables. We’ll show you various techniques for styling your data, creating attractive pop-up balloons, graphic visualisations and intensity maps. We’ll show you how to import GIS data, embed your map in a webpage, create a mash-up of two different tables using the Fusion Tables Wizard, and how to export data dynamically to Google Earth.
09:45: Adding your Project to the MAPA database
In this session we’ll show you how to add your project to MAPA’s African Conservation Map. We’ll also show you more ways to use the map, including how to download your projects and create a Google Earth layer of your own.
For each break out session you'll choose from one of three sessions (described below):
This session is for the more technically skilled participants!
16:30: Life of a Mapping Project
In preparation for the project work day, we’ll talk you through a mapping project from start to finish, walking through the kind of things you’ll need to think about before starting your project, including the type of data you have, the type of map you would like, and your options for sharing this with others.
8:30: Participants arrive and set-up
9:00am: Instructions for Project Day
9:15am: Project Planning Time
In this session participants will define their overall goal and project plan for the mapping/training project they want to work on, as well as a smaller goal they would like to accomplish during the course of the project work day. Participants will all fill in a project worksheet.
10:00am: Project Work Time
Workshop participants will get their hands dirty with their own data and start working towards the goals they’ve defined for the day.
13:00pm: Closing Session
This session will conclude the workshop. We'll review what we've covered during the training, take some final questions, assess the workshops and review online resources and tutorials where you can sharpen up your skills in future, and where to find training materials for putting together a workshop in your own organisation.
13:30pm: Further Questions & Project work time
Struggling to know which sessions to attend? Below are some ideas to help you decide. Please note that these are merely suggestions! When you've decided, sign up for a session here
1. GIS >> GPS >> Lunch >> ODK >> Map Maker
2. GIS/Map Maker >> API Basics >> Lunch >> ODK >> Maps Engine
3. Map Maker >> GPS >> Lunch >> ODK >> GIS
1. Tours >> GPS >> Lunch >> Map Maker >> GIS
2. Tours >> GPS >> Lunch >> ODK >> Map Maker
1. GIS >> GPS >> Lunch >> ODK >> Maps Engine
2. Tours >> Maps Engine>> Lunch >> GPS >> GIS
3. GIS >> API >> Lunch >> GPS >> Maps Engine
1. Tours >> Maps API >> Lunch >> ODK >> Map Maker/Maps Engine/GIS