Google mapping tools
  in the newsroom
       Part 2
      Highway Africa 2010
   Compiled and presented by Jackie Rajuai
Data Types
                    GIS Data



                                          Media
                               ...
Maps



Common use of Geo in journalism:

      Research

      Illustration

      Display and visualization

      “Norm...
Google Maps

       Google Maps is a browser based 2D map client.
It is thus a map service that you view in your web brows...
Simple Maps uses


  One can search locations, businesses, user created maps.

  One can use directions. Supports multiple...
Street View




Street View offers 360 degree panoramic views in Google Maps, Google
Earth and Google Maps for Mobile.

On...
How can one use Street View?
Explore the world

On the go with your mobile device

Show off where you live

Promote your b...
Street View




              Google Confidential and Proprietary
Street View




              Google Confidential and Proprietary
Show location of a news story
e.g The New York Times embedded a Street View image to show the
location of an earthquake in...
Creating My Maps




1. Sign in with your Gmail credentials
2. Go to the "My Maps" tab
3. Let's get started!




         ...
We hope to achieve:




                      Google Confidential and Proprietary
Embedding the Map (Simple API)




1. Click on "Link".
2. Select "Paste HTML to embed in website"
3. You can choose to "Cu...
Google Earth

Google Earth is a downloadable 3D map application client.

It combines satellite imagery, maps and the power...
Google Earth

With Google Earth, one can..

       View an image of any place on Earth

       Tour the world

       Get ...
Google Earth
eg Ellis Park Stadium and surroundings in 3D




                                               Google Confid...
Google Earth
   eg Use of Google Earth for broadcast tools during world cup


           Earth                       Stadi...
Get your data into Earth


You can also…
1. Add data directly to Google Earth/Maps (points, lines, and polygons)
2. Format...
Resources
Google Maps:

Google Maps User Guide

Add Google Maps to your website

Creating a User-Contributed Map

Spreadsh...
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  1. 1. Google mapping tools in the newsroom Part 2 Highway Africa 2010 Compiled and presented by Jackie Rajuai
  2. 2. Data Types GIS Data Media Photos & images Spreadsheets Videos & Databases Scanned maps Web pages etc. Text Personal stories Blog posts News stories etc. Google Confidential and Proprietary
  3. 3. Maps Common use of Geo in journalism: Research Illustration Display and visualization “Normal” search Collaboration: peer to peer; UGC Google Confidential and Proprietary
  4. 4. Google Maps Google Maps is a browser based 2D map client. It is thus a map service that you view in your web browser. maps.google.co m Google Confidential and Proprietary
  5. 5. Simple Maps uses One can search locations, businesses, user created maps. One can use directions. Supports multiple destinations, different metric system etc. Activate additional layers to show more info about a location: Photos, Wikipedia, Webcams, Terrain. Use of Street View. Labs : e.g 1. What’s around here? 2. Distance measurement tool etc One can create “My Map” to describe a story. Google Confidential and Proprietary
  6. 6. Street View Street View offers 360 degree panoramic views in Google Maps, Google Earth and Google Maps for Mobile. One is able to zoom, rotate and pan through street level photos of cities around the world. Google Confidential and Proprietary
  7. 7. How can one use Street View? Explore the world On the go with your mobile device Show off where you live Promote your business Conduct virtual field trips Show the location of a news story Scout event locations Google Confidential and Proprietary
  8. 8. Street View Google Confidential and Proprietary
  9. 9. Street View Google Confidential and Proprietary
  10. 10. Show location of a news story e.g The New York Times embedded a Street View image to show the location of an earthquake in Italy. Google Confidential and Proprietary
  11. 11. Creating My Maps 1. Sign in with your Gmail credentials 2. Go to the "My Maps" tab 3. Let's get started! Google Confidential and Proprietary
  12. 12. We hope to achieve: Google Confidential and Proprietary
  13. 13. Embedding the Map (Simple API) 1. Click on "Link". 2. Select "Paste HTML to embed in website" 3. You can choose to "Customize and preview embedded map" 4. Paste HTML on your site (we will use Blogger as an example) 5. Let's try it on Google Sites 6. We have an API! (Simple right?) Google Confidential and Proprietary
  14. 14. Google Earth Google Earth is a downloadable 3D map application client. It combines satellite imagery, maps and the power of Google’s search service to make the world’s geographic information easily accessible and useful. Google Earth is like a treasure hunt. There's so much information to be discovered, all you have to do is explore... Google Confidential and Proprietary
  15. 15. Google Earth With Google Earth, one can.. View an image of any place on Earth Tour the world Get driving directions from one place to another and fly (follow) the route View recent historical imagery for your favorite locations View 3D terrain of a place as well as 3D buildings Explore the Earth layers Google Confidential and Proprietary
  16. 16. Google Earth eg Ellis Park Stadium and surroundings in 3D Google Confidential and Proprietary
  17. 17. Google Earth eg Use of Google Earth for broadcast tools during world cup Earth Stadiums 3D Stadium View Enable broadcasters to Highly detailed 3D models Street View for stadiums easily use Google Earth for for all stadiums. and host cities. coverage of the World Cup. Google Confidential and Proprietary
  18. 18. Get your data into Earth You can also… 1. Add data directly to Google Earth/Maps (points, lines, and polygons) 2. Format pop-up balloons with HTML, including images and YouTube videos. Tutorials at http://earth.google.com/outreach 3. Add images and models to the map (including image overlays, photo overlays, and models) Google Confidential and Proprietary
  19. 19. Resources Google Maps: Google Maps User Guide Add Google Maps to your website Creating a User-Contributed Map Spreadsheet Map Wizard Google Earth: Google Earth User Guide Google Earth Help Center Video: Virtual Fieldwork Using Google Earth Videos: Google Earth Tutorials Google Earth Outreach Tutorials Google Confidential and Proprietary
  20. 20. Thanks!
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