Training Materials

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Tuesday,  July 28, 2015

Introduction to Indigenous Mapping With Google - 12:30pm

Resources for the session:
  • View and download the slide deck here
To review later:
  • Rebecca Moore's story
  • Google Earth Outreach website
  • Surui Cultural Map
  • Ngarluma Ngurra Cultural Map
    • More information here
    • Read the publication here
  • Surui Forest Carbon Project
    • Watch the video here
  • Cherokee Journey
    • View the website here
    • Watch the video here
  • Kanza Language and Landscape: The Kansas River
    • Explore the Tour Builder tour here
  • Find an overview of mapping tools here
  • Find resources for Google Geo API developers here

Tools for traditional land use & occupancy mapping: Direct-to-Digital Mapping with Google Earth - 1pm

Resources for the session:
  • View and download the slide deck here
To review later:

Traditional land use & occupancy mapping: Making and sharing your maps - 3:30pm

Resources for the session:
Custom icons exercise:
Info window exercise:
Legends exercise: 
<ScreenOverlay>
<name>Legend: Surui Cultural Map</name>
<Icon> 
<href>https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ePJbvxw0uAE/Up6B1ySKXdI/AAAAAAAALGk/vAb86VdcRno/w300-h472-no/legend.png</href>
</Icon>
<overlayXY x="0" y="0" xunits="fraction" yunits="fraction"/>
<screenXY x="25" y="25" xunits="pixels" yunits="pixels"/>
<rotationXY x="0.5" y="0.5" xunits="fraction" yunits="fraction"/>
<size x="0" y="0" xunits="pixels" yunits="pixels"/>
</ScreenOverlay>

To review later:
  • Take a tutorial on adding photos and videos to info windows here
  • Take a tutorial on adding legends to Google Earth here
  • Take a tutorial on adding views and perspectives in Google Earth here
  • Take a tutorial on touring in Google Earth here
  • View best practices for Google Earth touring here
  • Answer questions about sharing your maps on the Geo Permissions page here

Wednesday,  July 29, 2015

Traditional land use & occupancy mapping: Managing your map data in Google Earth - 12:30pm

For the session:
  • View and download the slide deck here
  • Historical Maps
    • 1974 Coast Salish historical map: download here
  • GPS
    • Elder Ray Harris's GPS track: download here
  • Shapefiles
    • Aboriginal Lands in Ontario dataset: download here
    • Oil & Gas Facilities in BC dataset: download here
      • Attributed to BC Oil & Gas Commission (see here)
  • KML/KMZ files
    • Canada Lands Survey System data in KML format here
      • Aboriginal lands in KMZ format: download here
    • Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines: view data here
      • OGSEarth provides data related to mining in KML format
  • Raster data
To review later:
  • On Google Earth Free:
    • Take a tutorial on adding an image overlay here
    • Take a tutorial on adding a GPS track here
  • On Google Earth Pro:
    • Take a tutorial on importing GIS data here

Tools for environmental monitoring: Open Data Kit as a field data collection tool - 3pm

For the session:
  • View and download the slide deck here
If you'd like to use your own Android device for the hands-on activity:
    • Open ODK Collect
    • Click on the menu icon (3 vertical dots) and select "General Settings"
    • Click on "Configure platform settings"
    • Click on "URL"
    • Edit the URL by replacing the current URL with this one: http://imwca15.appspot.com.
    • Click back button to return to the home screen.
To complete the ODK hands-on activity:
  • Get an Android device, or pair up with someone)
  • Push the upper right button on the side of the device to turn it on. Swipe to unlock the device, if needed.
  • Click on the ODK Collect icon to open the app
  • Click on Get Blank Form
  • Check the box next to “Cultural and Natural Sites” 
  • Click the “Get Selected” button.
  • Go back to the main menu. 
  • Click “Fill Blank Form.”
  • Select “Cultural and Natural Sites”
  • Swipe or use the buttons to navigate the questions. You can also use the “Jump to” icon to view all questions.
  • When you’re done, hit “Save Form and Exit” to complete the form entry.If you want to collect more data, click “Fill Blank Form” again and collect another form entry. Each ‘form’ will populate a new row in your spreadsheet.
To upload your completed forms:
  • In the main menu of ODK Collect, click “Send Finalized Form.” You should see a number next to that text that represents how many completed forms you have. (If you don’t see that, click “Edit Saved Form” and make sure you’ve clicked “Mark Form as Finalized.”
  • Click “Toggle All” and send the form.
  • If you’re curious how ODK Collect knows where to send the data to, open General Settings, Configure Platform Settings and you’ll see the URL to our ODK Aggregate account: https://imwca15.appspot.com
To view the data:

To review later:
  • Take tutorials here!
  • Open Data Kit's main site here.
  • ODK code site here.
  • Android Cheat Sheet here: Listing of some useful Geo apps and overall Android utilities to make your life easier.
  • YouTube video about the Surui tribe of the Amazon's Forest Carbon Project here.

Thursday,  July 30, 2015

QGIS Part 1: Loading, querying, styling and labelling features in QGIS - 12:30pm

QGIS Part 2: Creating and editing data in QGIS - 2:30pm

ODK Part 1: Building field survey forms - 12:30pm

For the session:
  • View and download the slide deck: here
Hands-on Activity #1: Create a Place Names survey form in ODK Build:
  1. Go to build.opendatakit.org
  2. Sign in or create account
  3. Start editing your form.
  4. Give your form the title: “{Your name}’s Place Names Survey”
  5. Collect researcher’s name
  6. Collect knowledge holder’s name
  7. Write down traditional place name
  8. Record audio of how to pronounce traditional place name
  9. Record how the site was used. Give your data collector a pre-set group of site use types to select from:
    1. cultural
    2. environmental
    3. habitation
    4. subsistence
  10. Allow collector to add notes, such as alternate names (English, French, etc.)
  11. Record the GPS location
Hands-on Activity #2: Upload ODK Build form to ODK Aggregate
  1. File > Export to XML
  2. Click “Download”
  3. Go to the ODK Aggregate instance: http://imwca15.appspot.com
  4. Forms Management > Forms List
  5. Click “Add New Form” and select the file from your computer
  6. Click “Upload Form”
Intro to XLSForms:
Hands-on Activity #3: Re-create Place Names survey in XLSforms
  1. Make a copy of the template and add the following questions.
  2. Collect researcher’s name
  3. Collect knowledge holder’s name
  4. Write down traditional place name
  5. Record audio of how to pronounce traditional place name
  6. Record how the site was used. Give your data collector a pre-set group of site use types to select from:
    1. cultural
    2. environmental
    3. habitation
    4. subsistence
  7. Allow collector to add notes, such as alternate names (English, French, etc.)
  8. Record the GPS location
  9. On the settings page, title your form “{Your name}’s Place Names Survey v2”
  10. If you get stuck, look at the cheatsheet.
Hands-on Activity #4: Upload Place Names XLSform survey to ODK Aggregate

Export to XLS (Only needed for Google Sheets, if using Excel, skip this step)
  1. In Google File > Export to XLS 
Convert to XML
  1. Go to http://opendatakit.org/xiframe/
  2. Upload XLS file and click Submit.
  3. Click Download
Upload to Aggregate
  1. Go to the ODK Aggregate instance: http://imwca15.appspot.com
  2. Forms Management > Forms List
  3. Click “Add New Form” and select the file from your computer
  4. Click “Upload Form”
Hunting Survey
  • Look at Spreadsheet
  • Read more about...
  • Hands-on activity
    • Collect hunter’s name
    • Collect date
    • Collect what type of animal was hunted
    • Find out where the hunter hunted the animal? (options: land, water)
    • If the hunter answered “water”, ask whether the hunter used a fishing line, spear or other.
    • Ask the hunter to record a GPS location.
    • On the settings page, title your form “{Your name}’s Hunting Survey”
    • Upload your form to Aggregate.
  • If you get stuck, look at the cheatsheet.
Invasive Plants Survey
    • On the same page (i.e. group these questions): Collect collector’s name and the date.
    • Ask what type of plant they see (options: Manitoba maple, common & glossy buckthorn, garlic mustard, giant hogweed) and include images of each plant in the form.
    • Ask the collector to take a phone
    • Ask the collector to record the GPS location.
    • On the settings page, title your form “{Your name}’s Invasive Plants Survey”
    • Upload your form to Aggregate.
  • If you get stuck, look at the cheatsheet.
Bilingual Survey
  • Look at Spreadsheet
  • Read more about...
  • Hands-on activity:
    • Ask for collector’s name (in French: Quel est votre nom?)
    • Ask for the date. (in French: Quelle est la date d'aujourd'hui?)
    • Ask for the the collector to describe the site. (in French: Décrivez brièvement le site)
    • Ask for the GPS location. (in French: Prenez la localisation GPS du site)
    • On the settings page, title your form “{Your name}’s Bilingual Survey”
  • If you get stuck, look at cheatsheet.
TLUS Survey
  • Look at Spreadsheet
  • Read more about...
  • Hands-on activity:
    • Ask for the collector’s name.
    • Ask for the participant ID.
    • Record the GPS location.
    • Add the ability to record a video or audio.
    • Ask what the feature category is (options: Cultural or Habitation)
    • Ask for the participant to give more specific details about site type:
    • If they answered Cultural: (options: Legend, Ceremony Preparation, Place Name)
    • If they answered Habitation: (options: Village, Defensive Site) 
    • On the settings page, title your form “{Your name}’s TLUS Survey”
    • Upload your form to Aggregate.
  • If you get stuck, look at cheatsheet.

To review later:

ODK Part 2: Hosting and visualizing your ODK data - 2:30pm


For the session:
To review later:

Tour Builder & Storytelling - 12:30pm

For the session:

[Exercise 1] TB slide 1: Create an introduction

  • Tour Name: The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

  • Author Name: Your Name

  • Select an introduction picture: 1boat.jpg

  • Text: The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration was an era beginning at the end of the 19th century and closing with Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, the survivors stepping ashore in Wellington, New Zealand February 9, 1917. During this period the Antarctic continent became the focus of an international effort that resulted in intensive scientific and geographical exploration and in which 17 major Antarctic expeditions were launched from ten countries. The explorers of this age are not remembered merely as scientists and sailors; stereotyped as on one hand objective, calculating, and on the other rude, unrefined. Rather, these men are remembered also as poets, photographers and artists.

  • Type of Story: Story 3D


[Exercise 2]: TB slide 2: Create your first location + Customize the view

  • In edit mode, select +Add Location button

  • Search for location: Kildare, Ireland

  • Add location name: County Kildare, Ireland

  • Add a picture: 2young_shackleton.jpg

  • Start Date: February 15, 1874

  • Text: Born in County Kildare, Ireland, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his Anglo-Irish family moved to Sydenham in suburban London when he was ten. His first experience of the polar regions was as third officer on Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Discovery Expedition, 1901–04, from which he was sent home early on health grounds, after he and his companions Scott and Wilson set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82°S.

  • Customize the view: Angle toward horizon and hit Lock this view button


[Exercise 3]: TB slide 3: Create your second location + Add a video and custom icon

  • In edit mode, select +Add location button

  • Search for location: Lyttelton Harbour, New Zealand

  • Add video: Search for YT video Departure of Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition, Departure from Lyttelton, New Zealand, 1908

  • Start date: January 1, 1908

  • Text: The British Antarctic Expedition 1907–09, otherwise known as the Nimrod Expedition, was the first of three expeditions to the Antarctic led by Ernest Shackleton. Its main target, among a range of geographical and scientific objectives, was to be first to the South Pole. This was not attained, but the expedition's southern march reached a Farthest South latitude of 88° 23' S, and a longitude of 88° 23' E, just 97.5 nautical miles (180.6 km; 112.2 mi) from the pole. This was by far the longest southern polar journey to that date and a record convergence on either Pole.

  • Location Icon: Choose the ship icon


[Exercise 4]: TB slide 4: Create your third location

  • In edit mode, select +Add location button

  • Search for location: McMurdo

  • Add picture: 3nimrod.jpg

  • Start date: January 29, 1908

  • Text: Nimrod arrived at McMurdo Sound on January 29, but was stopped by ice 16 miles (26 km) north of Discovery's old base at Hut Point. After considerable weather delays, Shackleton's base was eventually established at Cape Royds, about 24 miles (39 km) north of Hut Point. The party was in high spirits, despite the difficult conditions; Shackleton's ability to communicate with each man kept the party happy and focused.


[Exercise 5]: TB slide 5: Add a location using Street View + Add hyperlink

  • In edit mode, select +Add location button

  • Search for location: Shackleton’s Hut / Cape Royds

    • Drag Pegman to the pin and drop into Street View mode

    • Hit Lock this view button on the top right

  • Add picture: 4hut.png

  • Text: Nimrod arrived at McMurdo Sound on 29 January, but was stopped by ice 16 miles (26 km) north of Discovery's old base at Hut Point. After considerable weather delays, Shackleton's base was eventually established at Cape Royds, about 24 miles (39 km) north of Hut Point. The party was in high spirits, despite the difficult conditions; Shackleton's ability to communicate with each man kept the party happy and focused. Explore inside Shackleton's hut on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/Y8IlbU


[Exercise 6]: TB slide 6: Create a closing tour chapter + Use a custom icon

  • In edit mode, select +Add location button

  • Search for location: Grytviken, South Georgia

  • Start date: January 5, 1922

  • Text: Shackleton's next great adventure would be the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1914 to 1917. Upon returning to England in 1917, amid World War I, he volunteered for the army. His last journey was the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition in 1921, which eventually took him to South Georgia, where he suffered a fatal heart attack on January 5, 1922. His grave is located at Grytviken in South Georgia.

  • Change icon: Blue pin

To review later:
  • Take a tutorial on Tour Builder here

My Maps and map-making with young people - 2:30pm

For the session:
  • View and download tutorial slide deck on Google My Maps here
  • Download sample Stz'uminus place names CSV dataset here
  • Download sample Somenos Creek My Maps sample KML dataset here
To review later:

DIY Aerial Mapping and Photography: Public Lab and Community-Driven Science and Data Collection - 12:30pm

 

Step 1: Fieldwork

Camera, Balloon setup. Capture aerial imagery using a weather balloon

 

Step 2: MapMaking

Download, analyze imagery. Select photos for mapmaking.

Using MapKnitter to make a map

 

Step 3: Camera Setup&Troubleshooting

How to upload CHDK onto your camera using STICK

 

Step 4: Discussion & Case Studies

How can this be used in your community? What would you like aerial photography of?

 

Case Studies:

Using Aerial Imagery to pressure industrial polluters into storm water compliance.

Politically contested maps: Mapmaking in Jerusalem

Losing Ground: mapping disappearing wetlands in Louisiana w/ Pro Publica

Chicago - Monitoring petcoke piles

Mapping the Northern Gateway: Nat Geo Blog, Personal Blog

 

Links:

Balloon Mapping Info Page

FAA Regulations - scroll down for Canada

Curriculum Guide

Mapknitter - opensource software, make maps using aerial photos

STICK - Tool for installing CHDK on your Canon point and shoot camera (only available for certain cameras) 

 

Satellite, Aerial and Street View Imagery in Google Earth & Maps - 2:30pm

For the session:
  • View and download slide deck here
To review later:

Closing Session - 4:10pm

For the session:
  • View and download the slide deck here
To review later:
  • Visit the Google Earth Outreach website here
  • Find our tutorials here
  • Get training materials here
  • Find the developer marketplace here
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