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IMW2014 Tools Scan 
A brief answer to the question: 
“What ‘free-ish’ mapping tools were 
explored at IMW2014?”
http://imwcanada.earthoutreach.org/ 
Held in Victoria BC on 
25-28 August 2014 
Representing more than 
40 First Nations, ...
Acknowledgments 
IMW2014 was organized and hosted by: 
Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs – Don & Angie Bain 
Univers...
Here is the list of Tools we’ll peek at: 
1. Google Earth – 3D placemaking, with advanced examples Amazon and Australia 
2...
Tool #1. Google Earth 
• Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and 
geographical information program. It maps the 
Earth by...
Easy to add points, lines and polygons 
At IMW2014, we also 
discussed uploading a 
Shapefile or KML file.
Limited but effective pop-ups & styling
How are screen overlays different from image overlays? 
Screen overlay (e.g. logos) Image overlay (e.g. thematic map 
laye...
Google Earth Example #1 
• Surui Cultural Map 
• 5yr collaboration 
• “Trading Bows and 
Arrows for Laptops: 
Carbon and C...
Google Earth Example #2 
• Ngarluma Ngurra 
Cultural Map 
• “When Aboriginal 
people walk on the 
land, the land is 
happy...
Google Earth Example #3 
• Embed Google Earth in a webpage as a YouTube 
link or using the Earth Embed Gadget 
http://cher...
Tool #2. Google Earth for UOM 
Doing Use & Occupancy Mapping (UOM) 
(Traditional Use Studies) with Earth using 
the Direct...
Direct-to-digital 
D2D uses Data Diamonds 
introduced by - Terry Tobias in 
Living Proof… 
Activity 
(what) 
Time period P...
Direct-to-digital Folder Examples 
Being very organized is the key to success…
Google Earth UOM Example #1 
Snuneymuxw Land Use and Occupancy
Google Earth UOM Example #2 
Lekwungen Territory Ethnographic Mapping project
Tool #3. Google Earth Tour Builder 
https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/ 
Tour Builder is a 
new way to show 
people the pl...
Tool #4. Earth Engine – EIA 
Tools for assisting with Environmental Impact Assessments… 
• Storytelling 
through time 
ser...
Timelapse analysis example 
https://earthengine.google.org/timelapse
Summary ● Easily accessible satellite imagery 
and vectors (or your own data) 
● Methods for performing analyses 
with tho...
Make your own Timelapse tours...
Tool #5. Earth Engine – Forest Change 
https://earthengine.google.org/timelapse 
• Access 40 years of 
cloud-free satellit...
Global forest change data produced using Earth Engine 
http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/science-2013-global-forest
GPS on your mobile device Tool #6. Earth Engine with Fusion Tables 
• Upload large 
(100MB) 
tabular data 
• Easy 
visuali...
http://www.whrc.org/education/tanzania/Presentations/ee_advanced_jgi_2012_day4.pdf
GPS on your mobile device 
Tool #7. Google Earth and GPS/Photos 
Android Phones & Tablets iOS: iPhone, iPad 
Collect track...
Watch a video tutorial about GPS 
uploads at 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NkgeoClHrQ
You can get geocoded photos (EXIF metadata stores lat/long) into Google Earth by using 
Google’s Picasa application. Selec...
Tool #8. Google Maps – MapMaker 
Join the army of people making changes to Google Maps. Add points, routes, places and 
bu...
Join the MapMaker community… 
https://sites.google.com/site/mapmakerpedia/
Tool #9. Google Maps - Street View 
https://www.google.com/maps/views/streetview 
Google Trike in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, ...
http://www.google.com/maps/about/behi 
nd-the-scenes/streetview/ 
Street View coverage (as of August 2014)
DIY - Add imagery to Street View 
Collect your own 360° panoramas using an iPhone, Android 
device (Photo Sphere app), or ...
Note that Google Earth Outreach has Trekker & 
Tripod Loans available…
Tool #10. Google Maps - Views 
https://www.google.com/maps/views/ 
• Storytelling 
through 
Streetview 
imagery
You link to (but not embed, yet) Views on your website 
http://fas-amazonas.org 
https://www.google.ca/earth/outreach/stor...
Tool #11. Maps Engine Lite plus Google 
Forms and Sheets 
Dr. Brian Thom: “We can 
crowd-source Google Maps 
Engine Lite b...
… then import the Sheet into Maps 
Engine Lite
… and on the import 
Google Maps Engine will 
geocode your data… 
… and ask you which 
column to use to label 
your placem...
Share a link to your map… 
Set your privacy 
settings…
And then…. view in Android with 
Google Maps Engine for Android App!
Tool #12. Google Maps Coordinate 
http://maps.google.com/coordinate 
Real-Time Visibility 
Maps Engine Pro now 
includes M...
Tool #13. Open Data Kit 
• Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set 
of tools which help organizations author, fi...
Create forms 
ODK Collect 
Analyze Data 
Submit Data to 
Maps Engine 
Validate 
Collect Data 
Google Maps Engine & 
Google...
Create forms with ODK Build
Effort (yellow) and 
threats (red) collected 
by village forest 
monitors using ODK 
around Gombe National 
Park, Tanzania
Tool #14. GeoLive.ca 
http://geolive.ca 
GeoLive is a flexible 
and extendable 
online participatory 
mapping tool, 
desig...
Tool #15. Quantum GIS + LibreOffice 
http://www.qgis.org 
http://libreoffice.org 
From IMW2014 talk 
Saulteau Goes Open So...
Tool #16. Ecotrust Map Icons 
http://ecotrust.ca/first-nations/new-our-cartography-department 
• Formatted in EMF, which 
...
Follow-up 
https://sites.google.com/site/mapyourworldcommunity/indigenous-mapping 
Invitation: Host a 
“MapUp” in October ...
Note: 
This scan is not comprehensive. There were many tools demonstrated during the first two days of 
IMW@2014 that I do...
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This slidedeck presents a brief scan of the web mapping and geographic information (GIS) tools that were explored during the Indigenous Mapping Workshop 2014 (IMW2014) held at the University of Victoria 25-28 August 2014.

The workshop was attended by 100+ participants, representing more than 40 First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities from across Canada.

The Workshop was jointly hosted/organized by the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, the Firelight Group, Google Earth Outreach, and the University of Victoria, Anthropology Department.

The scan is not comprehensive, favouring the tools that were explored in the Day3/4 "deep dives".

More information on the tools and workshop are available here: http://imwcanada.earthoutreach.org

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IMW2014 Tools Scan

  1. 1. IMW2014 Tools Scan A brief answer to the question: “What ‘free-ish’ mapping tools were explored at IMW2014?”
  2. 2. http://imwcanada.earthoutreach.org/ Held in Victoria BC on 25-28 August 2014 Representing more than 40 First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities, community-based mapping practitioners, and university-based researchers from across Canada
  3. 3. Acknowledgments IMW2014 was organized and hosted by: Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs – Don & Angie Bain University of Victoria, Anthropology – Prof. Brian Thom & Team The Firelight Group – Steve Deroy, Rachel Olson & Team Google Earth Outreach – Raleigh Seamster & Crew
  4. 4. Here is the list of Tools we’ll peek at: 1. Google Earth – 3D placemaking, with advanced examples Amazon and Australia 2. Google Earth for Use & Occupancy Mapping – With an introduction to Firelight Group's Direct-to-Digital UOM/TUS methodology 3. Google Earth, Tour Builder – Make a tour of your Territory 4. Google Earth Engine – Environmental Impact analysis tools? 5. Google Earth Engine – Forest change 6. Google Earth Engine with Fusion Tables – Share and visualize tabular data 7. Google Earth and GPS/Photos – Getting your monitoring data uploaded 8. Google Maps, MapMaker – Request additions/changes to maps in your Territory 9. Google Maps, Street View – Adding your own data & spheric photographs 10. Google Maps, Views – Street View highlights, without the street! 11. Maps Engine Lite plus Google Forms and Sheets – A cultural map toolkit 12. Google Maps Coordinate - Workforce management tool for mobile teams 13. Open Data Kit – Mobile multimedia field monitoring forms 14. GeoLive.ca – Placemaking and placenames tool with multimedia 15. Quantum GIS + LibreOffice Base – Desktop GIS for the whole office! 16. Ecotrust map icons – Amazing (desktop GIS format) icons for cultural mapping
  5. 5. Tool #1. Google Earth • Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and geographic information system (GIS) 3D globe. • As of October 2011, Google Earth has been downloaded more than a billion times. • For some parts of the surface of the Earth, 3D images of terrain and buildings are available • Available free or US$399/year for Pro http://www.google.com/earth/
  6. 6. Easy to add points, lines and polygons At IMW2014, we also discussed uploading a Shapefile or KML file.
  7. 7. Limited but effective pop-ups & styling
  8. 8. How are screen overlays different from image overlays? Screen overlay (e.g. logos) Image overlay (e.g. thematic map layer) #1 Screen overlays are anchored relative to the screen. Image (ground) overlays are anchored relative to the ground. #2 Image (ground) overlays can be added with the toolbar button. Screen overlays are added in the KML code. #3 In the above examples, the legend and logos are screen overlays and the wetland map is a image (ground) overlay.
  9. 9. Google Earth Example #1 • Surui Cultural Map • 5yr collaboration • “Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops: Carbon and Culture.” • Surui created points of interest (POIs) that reflect their traditional culture’s close interdependency with their forest home. http://googleblog.blogspot.ca/2012/06/surui-cultural-map.html
  10. 10. Google Earth Example #2 • Ngarluma Ngurra Cultural Map • “When Aboriginal people walk on the land, the land is happy” – Geoffrey Togo, Ngarluma Elder • FORM is a recipient of the Google Earth Outreach grants program http://www.form.net.au/project/ngarluma-ngurra/
  11. 11. Google Earth Example #3 • Embed Google Earth in a webpage as a YouTube link or using the Earth Embed Gadget http://cherokee.wildsouth.org/video http://www.google.ca/earth/outreach/tutorials/kmlembed.html
  12. 12. Tool #2. Google Earth for UOM Doing Use & Occupancy Mapping (UOM) (Traditional Use Studies) with Earth using the Direct-to-digital methodology… Courtesy of The Firelight Group Courtesy of The Firelight Group
  13. 13. Direct-to-digital D2D uses Data Diamonds introduced by - Terry Tobias in Living Proof… Activity (what) Time period Person (when) (who) Location (where) Living Proof is available for $50 at http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/livingproof/index.html …but tries to dramatically reduce the time required to process interview data while also helping interviewees find locations using Earth’s 3D maps.
  14. 14. Direct-to-digital Folder Examples Being very organized is the key to success…
  15. 15. Google Earth UOM Example #1 Snuneymuxw Land Use and Occupancy
  16. 16. Google Earth UOM Example #2 Lekwungen Territory Ethnographic Mapping project
  17. 17. Tool #3. Google Earth Tour Builder https://tourbuilder.withgoogle.com/ Tour Builder is a new way to show people the places you've visited and the experiences you had along the way using Google Earth. It lets you pick the locations right on the map, add in photos, text, and video, and then share your creation.
  18. 18. Tool #4. Earth Engine – EIA Tools for assisting with Environmental Impact Assessments… • Storytelling through time series • Useful pre-computed products (see next slide) • You can also upload your own data vector or raster data http://www.cisl.ucar.edu/hss/workshops/ManoMarks.pdf
  19. 19. Timelapse analysis example https://earthengine.google.org/timelapse
  20. 20. Summary ● Easily accessible satellite imagery and vectors (or your own data) ● Methods for performing analyses with those data ● Parallelized and run in the Google cloud ● Download results or export to Maps Engine Imagery Classification Demo http://earthengine.google.org EE API Demo http://ee-api.appspot.com
  21. 21. Make your own Timelapse tours...
  22. 22. Tool #5. Earth Engine – Forest Change https://earthengine.google.org/timelapse • Access 40 years of cloud-free satellite imagery • Make your own time lapse movies: http://bit.ly/toured itor
  23. 23. Global forest change data produced using Earth Engine http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/science-2013-global-forest
  24. 24. GPS on your mobile device Tool #6. Earth Engine with Fusion Tables • Upload large (100MB) tabular data • Easy visualization • Easy mapping • Customize info windows • Customize shapes • Spatial Queries! • FusionTableLay er in Maps API • Fusion Tables API
  25. 25. http://www.whrc.org/education/tanzania/Presentations/ee_advanced_jgi_2012_day4.pdf
  26. 26. GPS on your mobile device Tool #7. Google Earth and GPS/Photos Android Phones & Tablets iOS: iPhone, iPad Collect tracks on your phone or tablet using the tools listed above.
  27. 27. Watch a video tutorial about GPS uploads at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NkgeoClHrQ
  28. 28. You can get geocoded photos (EXIF metadata stores lat/long) into Google Earth by using Google’s Picasa application. Select the photos you want to view in Earth and click Tools > Geotag > Export to Google Earth File.
  29. 29. Tool #8. Google Maps – MapMaker Join the army of people making changes to Google Maps. Add points, routes, places and building outlines for your community. Sign for free. All chnages are moderated, but changes are published quickly! http://www.google.ca/mapmaker/
  30. 30. Join the MapMaker community… https://sites.google.com/site/mapmakerpedia/
  31. 31. Tool #9. Google Maps - Street View https://www.google.com/maps/views/streetview Google Trike in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, August 23, 2012 Google Streetview of Kitsumkalum, Terrace, BC
  32. 32. http://www.google.com/maps/about/behi nd-the-scenes/streetview/ Street View coverage (as of August 2014)
  33. 33. DIY - Add imagery to Street View Collect your own 360° panoramas using an iPhone, Android device (Photo Sphere app), or Ricoh Theta…. and submit them to Street View.
  34. 34. Note that Google Earth Outreach has Trekker & Tripod Loans available…
  35. 35. Tool #10. Google Maps - Views https://www.google.com/maps/views/ • Storytelling through Streetview imagery
  36. 36. You link to (but not embed, yet) Views on your website http://fas-amazonas.org https://www.google.ca/earth/outreach/stories/fas.html
  37. 37. Tool #11. Maps Engine Lite plus Google Forms and Sheets Dr. Brian Thom: “We can crowd-source Google Maps Engine Lite by using tools in Drive like Forms and Sheets…”
  38. 38. … then import the Sheet into Maps Engine Lite
  39. 39. … and on the import Google Maps Engine will geocode your data… … and ask you which column to use to label your placemarks…
  40. 40. Share a link to your map… Set your privacy settings…
  41. 41. And then…. view in Android with Google Maps Engine for Android App!
  42. 42. Tool #12. Google Maps Coordinate http://maps.google.com/coordinate Real-Time Visibility Maps Engine Pro now includes Maps Coordinate, our easy-to-use tool for managing mobile teams. Get more done by giving the right jobs to the right people at the right time. • Google Maps Coordinate runs on GPS-equipped Android and Apple smart phones • The price for Maps Engine Pro is $5 per user and month.
  43. 43. Tool #13. Open Data Kit • Open Data Kit (ODK) is a free and open-source set of tools which help organizations author, field, and manage mobile data collection solutions. Parts: – Build a data collection form or survey (XLSForm is recommended for larger forms); – Collect the data on a mobile device and send it to a server; and – Aggregate the collected data on a server and extract it in useful formats.
  44. 44. Create forms ODK Collect Analyze Data Submit Data to Maps Engine Validate Collect Data Google Maps Engine & Google Earth Engine ODK Build (simple) XLS Forms (complex) Publish Maps CNreeaar tree faoltrimmse wdiathta O cDolKle cBtuioilnd
  45. 45. Create forms with ODK Build
  46. 46. Effort (yellow) and threats (red) collected by village forest monitors using ODK around Gombe National Park, Tanzania
  47. 47. Tool #14. GeoLive.ca http://geolive.ca GeoLive is a flexible and extendable online participatory mapping tool, designed to facilitate communities’ ability to capture, manage and communicate their stories. Check out the Taku River Tlingit live map: http://trt.geolive.ca/
  48. 48. Tool #15. Quantum GIS + LibreOffice http://www.qgis.org http://libreoffice.org From IMW2014 talk Saulteau Goes Open Source by Donovan Cameron. • “We track referrals in a flat file database (LibreOffice, free), using forms to populate. Every member of our team has Quantum GIS (free) installed on their workstation, and they can explore spatial impacts.”
  49. 49. Tool #16. Ecotrust Map Icons http://ecotrust.ca/first-nations/new-our-cartography-department • Formatted in EMF, which preserves vectors and can be modified in drawing programs or used directly in ArcGIS. • All icons in the collection are freely available under Creative Commons licensing for download and use by mappers, through the Aboriginal Mapping Network.
  50. 50. Follow-up https://sites.google.com/site/mapyourworldcommunity/indigenous-mapping Invitation: Host a “MapUp” in October In partnership with the National Indian Education Association, Google Map Maker, Google Earth Outreach and the Google American Indian Network are proud to present Google's Map Your Indigenous Community Month this October, 2014.
  51. 51. Note: This scan is not comprehensive. There were many tools demonstrated during the first two days of IMW@2014 that I do not have images for. And, I could not be at every workshop session. If I have omitted a tool that should be in this list, please email me at charles@geomemes.com. I would be very happy to include more free-ish tools! IMW2014 Tools Scan Slidedeck assembled by Charles Burnett GeoMemes Research | UVic Geography charles@geomemes.com IMW2014 slidedeck slides were re-used with permission. You can find the original workshop slide decks at http://imwcanada.earthoutreach.org/training-materials

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