Workshop Materials

General Resources:

Google Account for the workshop:

username: mapa.gautenggw@gmail.com
password: conservation

Links:

Workshop Resources:

Introduction: 



Links to tools:
Examples:

Google Earth Basics


Session slide deck: Google Earth Basics

Data for exercises:

  • Text for placemark:

Tembe Elephant Park is probably best known for hosting the last remaining indigenous elephant herd in KZN – more than 220 of South Africa’s biggest tuskers reside here.  It’s also home to the other members of the big five, an introduced pack of wild dogs, 340 species of birds and numerous other small and medium sized mammals.

  • Images to add to your balloon (copy+paste the link, or download to add from your computer):
  • Links to add to your balloons:
    • Tembe Elephant park website: http://www.tembe.co.za
    • Blog post of EWT wild dog release: http://goo.gl/NLrKa
  • Embed a YouTube video of wild dog release in a placemark
  • Images for image overlay exercise:
  • Helicopter model (imported from SketchUp): (download)
  • Picasaweb album: http://goo.gl/xGTS0
  • Completed Map (for reference): (download)
Where to upload your KMZ files (for use during workshop?
  • File Cabinet of Google Site (sign in with mapa.gautenggw; conservation login)

Tutorials & Resources:

Google Maps Basics


Session slide deck: Google Maps Basics

Data for exercises:

  • Working for Water NBAL for Albert park: [download](credit: Working for Water)
  • Links to custom icon:
    • Hard hat: http://goo.gl/YDjmH
  • Links to pictures for embedding:
    • Pine Plantation: http://goo.gl/dySQC (source: Wikimedia commons)
    • Working for Water in the field: http://goo.gl/SOcFh (source: Rhodes University)

Tutorials & Resources

Fusion Tables 


Slide deck: More Fusion Tables 

Data for exercises:

Code to copy for PA exercise:

<div class="googft-info-window"
    style="font-family: sans-serif; width: 330px; height: 20em; overflow-y: auto;">
<img src={Logo} style= "width: 100px; float:right; margin: 4px"/>
<h2>{Name}</h2>
<br>
{Name}is an IUCN category {iucn_cat} protected area. It was declared a <b>{designation}</b> in {status_yr}and is  {rep_area} hectares in size. 
</div>

Data for extra exercise:
  • Working on fire sites (kml file): (download) [credit: Working for Water]
Completed Examples:
Tutorials & Resources:

Open Data Kit


Session Slide Deck -- Open Data Kit

Data for exercises:
(login with your Google account or the mapa.gautenggw account and select 
the EWT Aliens form)
Tutorials & Resources

GPS in Google Earth


Session slides (PDF): GPS to Google Earth

Data for Exercises:
  • Shark track .gpx file: (download) (credit: Alison Kock)
  • Shark track .csv file: (download) (credit: Alison Kock)
  • Shark track .kml file (download) (credit: Alison Kock)
  • Tour of shark track (download)
  • Shark track embedded in blog post (view)
  • Save the elepahant tracks: (download) (credit: Google Earth Outreach/Save the Elephants)
Tutorials & Resources:
Spreadsheet mapper:

GIS in Google Earth

Session slides (PDF): GIS to Google Earth 

Data for Exercises:

Extra GIS data for exercise:
  • District_PA (for regionation): (download) [source page]
  • Swakop River GeoTIFF (for superoverlay): (download) [source page]
  • Mozambique Protected area (zipped shapefile): (download) [source page]
  • Dams in South Africa (zipped shapefile): (download) [source page]
  • South African District data (zipped shapefile): (download) [source page]
Tutorials & Resources:

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