Got lots of maps and information, but not sure how to get it out to your target audiences?
This one day workshop will teach you how to utilize Google Earth and Google Maps to create interactive maps for your websites. Once the domain solely of specially trained GIS and web experts, these Google tools are providing new methods for anyone to effectively convey geographic data and information over the web.
The workshop consists of a series of brief lectures followed by extensive hands-on exercises, with “over the shoulder” advice and assistance provided by the teaching team.
You will learn to:
- evaluate which kind of online mapping approach fits a particular project
- create a customized Google Maps mashup
- set up a collaboratively built mashup
- embed a mashup in a website
- navigate in Google Earth
- add & share data in Google Earth
- create, use and share KML files
- find resources for developing more advanced mashups
The workshop is designed for those who work with geographic data, but does not require knowledge of GIS software. Computers will be provided at the training facility; however, some preparation is necessary before the event. In particular, participants must have a Google account. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for free by visiting www.gmail.com .
Ms. Cary Chadwick Geospatial Training Program University of Connecticute Center for Land Use Education & Research (CLEAR)
Ms. Emily Wilson Geospatial Training Program University of Connecticute Center for Land Use Education & Research (CLEAR)
DOCUMENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
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Google Earth: http://www.google.com/earth/index.html
Download the free version of Google Earth to familiarize yourself with the program.