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Learn how maps can improve communication both with internal decision-making and communications with the world. Tell your story by flying people around the 3D globe and bring your cause to life. Learn ...

Learn how maps can improve communication both with internal decision-making and communications with the world. Tell your story by flying people around the 3D globe and bring your cause to life. Learn what you need to get started on building your map and creating custom specialized visualizations.
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    Visualizing Your Cause In Google Earth Maps @ NTC 2010 Visualizing Your Cause In Google Earth Maps @ NTC 2010 Presentation Transcript

    • Visualize Your Cause with Google's Mapping Technologies Tanya Keen Karin Tuxen-Bettman Google Earth Outreach NTC 2010 April 10, 2010 3:30 - 5:00 PM
    • Google's Geo tools are free Google Earth Tell immersive stories on a 3D globe. Google My Maps Create simple collaborative 2D maps. Google SketchUp Build 3D models. Google Geo APIs Develop highly customized maps.
    • We can help you! Google Earth Outreach helps non-profits use Google Earth & Maps to increase their effectiveness. How we do it: Help you find resources that will help you use Google Earth & Maps. Where resources do not exist, we create ones. Highlight & publicize important case studies & success stories. Demonstrate the power of mapping tools for public benefit work.
    • Google Earth Outreach website http://earth.google.com/outreach Showcase Tutorials NP Community Resources Grants Application Developer Marketplace
    • What we'll cover today Creating content in Google Earth Creating a narrated tour in Google Earth Collaborating in Google My Maps Embedding Google Maps and Earth on your website Using advanced features of Google Earth Pro Brief introduction: Fusion Tables Geo APIs
    • What we'll cover today Creating content in Google Earth Creating a narrated tour in Google Earth Collaborating in Google My Maps Embedding Google Maps and Earth on your website Using advanced features of Google Earth Pro Brief introduction: Fusion Tables Geo APIs
    • Creating content in Google Earth Appalachian Voices Gives a voice to individuals and groups, to make the world aware of mountaintop removal. What did they do? Created a map of a typical mine operations. Embedded photos and videos of peoples' stories. Overlaid before-and-after imagery of removed mountaintops.
    • Creating content in Google Earth Demo of Appalachian Mountaintop Removal in Google Earth To follow along: 1. Open Google Earth. 2. Find the Layers Panel. 3. Expand the "Global Awareness" group. 4. Check ON the "Appalachian Mountaintop Removal" layer.
    • Impact: Appalachian Voices 13,000+ people from every U.S. state and 35+ countries signed an online petition to stop the dumping of mountaintop mining waste into waterways. Over 150 congressional co- sponsors from the U.S. House of Representatives for a bill to change the Clean Water Protection Act. "It's easier than you think. Don't feel like you need to contract out expensive consultants to develop a project. Take the time to learn a little, and you'll be surprised how much you can accomplish on your own." -- Mary Anne Hitt, Executive Director, Appalachian Voices
    • How to create content in Earth Adding points, lines, polygons Setting a custom icon for your points (e.g. hard hat) Embedding a YouTube video Overlay an image on top of the terrain
    • What we'll cover today Creating content in Google Earth Creating a narrated tour in Google Earth Collaborating in Google My Maps Embedding Google Maps and Earth on your website Using advanced features of Google Earth Pro Brief introduction: Fusion Tables Geo APIs
    • Creating a narrated tour in Earth BikeFuel.org Trying to stop the development of the Columbia River Crossing, a 12-lane superbridge over the Columbia River. What did they do? Created a tour in Google Earth Added narration Worked with the KML code to create an advanced tour
    • Creating a narrated tour in Earth Demo of the Columbia River Crossing's tours To follow along: 1. Open Internet browser. 2. Go to tinyurl.com/crctours
    • How to create a narrated tour Record a new tour Add sound Save your tour
    • What we'll cover today Creating content in Google Earth Creating a narrated tour in Google Earth Collaborating in Google My Maps Embedding Google Maps and Earth on your website Using advanced features of Google Earth Pro Brief introduction: Fusion Tables Geo APIs
    • Collaborating with Google My Maps Clean-up Day in Boulder Creek, CO Volunteer community clean-up What did they do? Created a simple collaborative map of clean-up activities. Participants embedded photos and videos of their experiences.
    • Collaborating with Google My Maps Demo of Boulder Creek Clean-Up My Map To follow along: 1. Open Internet browser. 2. Go to tinyurl.com/bouldercreekmap
    • Impact: Boulder Creek Clean-Up 16 photos added of clean-up, group activities, and more. 2 videos added of clean-up of vehicle tires, and more.
    • How to collaborate with My Maps Adding points, lines, polygons Setting a custom icon for your points (e.g. photos) Embedding a photo and YouTube video Collaborate on your maps
    • What we'll cover today Creating content in Google Earth Creating a narrated tour in Google Earth Collaborating in Google My Maps Embedding Google Maps and Earth on your website Using advanced features of Google Earth Pro Brief introduction: Fusion Tables Geo APIs
    • Embedding Earth on your website BikeFuel.org Trying to stop the development of the Columbia River Crossing, a 12-lane superbridge over the Columbia River. What did they do? Uploaded their Google Earth tour to the Internet Used the "Embed Tour" gadget to embed the tours on their website. Create button for each of their tours, and a link to more information on smarterbridge.org.
    • Embedding Earth on your website Demo of the Columbia River Crossing's embedding tours To follow along: 1. Open Internet browser. 2. Go to tinyurl.com/crctours_website
    • How to Embed Earth on your website Embed Earth: Save your Google Earth KML file. Upload it to the Internet. Use the "Embed Tour" gadget to embed Earth in your website. Copy embed code and paste in your website or blog. Embed Maps: From My Maps, click the "Link" link. Select the embed code under the "Paste HTML to embed in website" link. Copy embed code and paste in your website or blog.
    • What we'll cover today Creating content in Google Earth Collaborating in Google My Maps Creating a narrated tour Embedding Google Maps and Earth on your website Using advanced features of Google Earth Pro Brief introduction: Fusion Tables Geo APIs
    • Google Earth Pro Google Earth Pro has advanced functionality: Movie Maker - Export your flyovers to upload to your Non-profit YouTube Channel GIS data import - Import geospatial data for accurate display of what's happening on the ground High-resolution Printing Area measurement .
    • Google Earth Pro is free to 501c3s Non-profit organizations can apply for a free Google Earth Pro license (normally $400). Also apply for Google SketchUp Pro or Maps API Premier if needed. Apply now at: earth.google. com/outreach/ grants.html .
    • What we'll cover today Creating content in Google Earth Collaborating in Google My Maps Creating a narrated tour Embedding Google Maps and Earth on your website Using advanced features of Google Earth Pro Brief introduction: Fusion Tables Geo APIs
    • Fusion Tables Import your spreadsheets and geographic KML data. Visualize data on maps, intensity maps, bar charts, time lines, etc. Collaborate with colleagues to edit and discuss data.
    • Geo APIs My Connection - Maps API KQED Quest Farallon Island Interactive Map - Maps API ARKive - Earth API Need Javascript Skills? Developer Marketplace http://earth.google.com/outreach/developers.html
    • Get Started Now! 1. Assemble your data (photos, videos, spreadsheets, stories, GPS/GIS data) 2. Choose the right tool (Google Earth or Google Maps?) 3. Add your data and media into Earth or Maps (Add placemarks, embed photos and videos, create a tour) 4. Promote your project (Submit to Outreach Showcase, embed on your website) 5. Practice! Practice! Practice!
    • Google Earth Outreach earth.google.com/outreach See & Share Maps in the Showcase Learn using our video & text tutorials Connect with other non-profits in the community Developer Marketplace - find a developer Get help in our Groups just for non-profits Grants for software: Google Earth Pro SketchUp Pro Maps API Premier
    • Pop Quiz! (or... "helping us w/ Q&A") 1. What is 1 additional tool in Google Earth Pro? 2. How much does Google Earth Pro cost for 501c3 orgs? 3. If I'm a 501c3, where do I apply for Google Earth Pro? 4. You have taught me that I can do a lot of stuff on my own. But what if I need a programmer to help build something really advanced? 5. I've forgotten everything you've said in the last hour... where can I go to learn it again?
    • Evaluation Code: 244 How Was this Session? Call In Text Online Call 404.939.4909 Text 244 to 69866 Visit nten.org/ntc-eval Enter Code 244 Enter Code 244 Session feedback powered by: Tell Us and You Could Win a Free 2011 NTC Registration!