Thursday, 15 April 2010

Webinar on Google Ocean added to Google Webinar Series (April 14, 22, and 27)

The EBM Tools Network, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, and the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research are very pleased to announce a series of webinars on Google Earth, Google Maps, KML, mashups, APIs, publishing GIS maps on-line, and Google Ocean to be held on April 14, 22, and 27 from 2-3:30 pm US EDT/11 am-12:30 pm US PDT/6-7:30 pm GMT. Descriptions of the individual webinars are below. There is a separate registration link for each webinar. The webinar system will be enabled an hour prior to the start of each webinar to allow users to test their systems.

NEW WEBINAR JUST ADDED!


Using and Adding Your Content to Google Ocean by Charlotte Vick, Google Content Manager of Mission Blue (April 27, 2-3:30 pm US EDT/11 am-12:30 pm PDT). The webinar will provide a non-technical general overview of the ocean layer of Google Earth 5.0 “Google Ocean” and its current content and will also provide information on how to add your own content (text, images, video, etc.) to the site. We would like this webinar to get attendees using Google Ocean as much as possible, so we strongly encourage all participants to have Google Earth 5.0 downloaded and running on their computer prior to the webinar and to register as early as possible. Once you have registered for the webinar, you will be registered for access to The Deepness.org website (a portal for uploading content to Google Ocean). If you are interested in adding content to the site, please try to log in to The Deepness site before the webinar. Learn more about Google Ocean at http://earth.google.com/ocean. Register for this webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/914642472. Please note, this webinar will be 1.5 hrs in length to allow ample time for questions from participants.


OTHER REMAINING WEBINARS IN THE SERIES:

Advanced Mashups – KML and the Mapping API by Cary Chadwick of the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (April 14, 2-3:30 pm US EDT/11 am-12:30 pm US PDT). This webinar will cover the basics of Keyhole Markup Language (KML) and advanced mashup applications using a mapping Application Programming Interface (API). Mapping APIs to be discussed include the Google Maps API and the Google Earth API. Through both discussion and demonstration, this webinar will showcase methods for creating and editing KML, converting GIS data to KML and techniques for building simple Google mapping applications for the web using a mapping API. Additional information on these and other techniques for putting maps and geographic information on the web is available from UCONN’s Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR) Maps on the Web website: http://clear.uconn.edu/training/maps. Register for this webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/997543977. Please note, this webinar will be 1.5 hrs in length to allow ample time for questions from participants.


From ArcGIS to Web Maps: Techniques for Publishing GIS Maps Online by Emily Wilson of the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research (April 22, 2-3:30 pm US EDT/11 am-12:30 pm US PDT). There are a variety of ways to serve maps and geospatial information on the web, and they range from the very simple to the advanced. This webinar will cover a variety of simple tools for putting static maps on the web. The webinar will start with the very basic technique of screen captures and pdfs and move to other useful tools such as the mapbook tool for ArcMap, the image mapper tool for ArcMap and, finally, geographically enabled pdfs. Attendees will not likely use all the tools presented, but may find one or two to be the perfect solution. Each tool will be explained, and sample output will be shown. This webinar is co-hosted by the EBM Tools Network, the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, and the University of Connecticut Center for Land Use Education and Research. Register for this webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/469800593. Please note, this webinar will be 1.5 hrs in length to allow ample time for questions from participants.


For those who cannot make the webinars, recording will be available through the EBM Tools Network website at www.ebmtools.org/tools_training/presentations.html a few days after the presentation.

If you have any other questions about the demonstrations, please contact me at sarah_carr@natureserve.org. To sign up for announcements of future EBM tool presentations or demonstrations, sign up for EBM Tools Network updates at www.ebmtools.org/contact.html.

Best wishes for your work,
Sarah Carr
Network Coordinator Ecosystem-Based Management Tools NetworkMailing address: NatureServe, 1101 Wilson Blvd, 15th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209Phone: 703.908.1892Fax: 703.908.1917E-mail: sarah_carr@natureserve.org