Agenda


Monday, July 22

7:45am: Shuttle transfer from Hotel Aria to Google 

8-9am: Registration in GWC5 Lobby (Breakfast served)
Location: Outside Beacon Rock

9-9:30am: Welcoming Remarks
Speakers: Rebecca Moore, Engineering Manager of Google Earth Outreach & Google Earth Engine
Location: Beacon Rock

9:30-11:20am: Google Mapping Tools - the familiar and the new
Location: Beacon Rock

This session will review the latest features of Google Earth and Maps, but also introduce the newest geo technologies from Google.

Google Earth Pro
Google Maps Engine Lite
Google Maps Engine
Google Earth Engine

Break

Timelapse
Field Mobile Data Collection
Google Earth Portable
Google Maps APIs
Street View

11:20-11:40am: Introduce Google team, Agenda & Housekeeping
Presenter: Karin Tuxen-Bettman & Tina Ornduff
Location: Beacon Rock

Break

11:50am-12:30pm: Success Stories Lightning Round
Location: Beacon Rock

This lightning round will feature several speakers in quick succession, showing their projects using Google mapping tools. 
  • Using Earth Engine to Model Vulnerability to Natural Disaster, Beth Tellman, Bessie Schwarz, and Tse Yang Lim, Yale University
  • Using Earth Engine to model climate vulnerability, Lindsi Seegmiller, Yale University
  • Using ODK for Ground Truthing Earth Engine, Jonathan Sullivan, Yale University
  • "Where the City Meets the Sea", Holly Orr & Suzanne Ciprut, New York University

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch
Location: Outside Beacon Rock

1:30-1:45pm: Welcoming Remarks
Speaker: Brian McClendon, VP of Geo
Location: Beacon Rock 

1:45-2:15pm: Google Maps Engine Lite & Google Earth Pro (hands-on session)
Speaker: Raleigh Seamster & Tina Ornduff
Location: Beacon Rock

In this session, you will learn how to use Google Maps Engine Lite to create simple collaborative maps. You will also learn about the new features of Google Earth Pro.

Break

2:30-4:15pm: Google Maps Engine intro (hands-on session)
Speaker: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: Beacon Rock

In this session, you will learn how to use Google Maps Engine: you'll upload and style your GIS data, and publish your maps to Google Earth and Maps.

Break

4:30-6:30pm: Google Earth Engine intro (hands-on session)
Speaker: David Thau
Location: Beacon Rock

Earth Engine is Google's geo data analysis platform. This session introduces the platform and the tools available for browsing Earth Engine's data catalog and performing analyses on the data.

6:30-8pm: Geo for Higher Ed BBQ
Location: Outside GWC5

8pm: Shuttle transfer from Google to Hotel Aria

Tuesday, July 23

7:45am: Shuttle transfer from Hotel Aria to Google 

8-9am: Full Breakfast
Location: Beacon Rock

9-9:15am: Your Data in the Cloud
Speaker: Louis Perrochon, Engineering Director
Location: Beacon Rock

9:15-10:15am: Panel: Higher Education at Google
Location: Beacon Rock
Slide deck
Speakers:
  • Tina Ornduff, Geo Education Program Manager (moderator) 
  • Maggie Johnson, Director of Education and University Relations 
  • Dan Clancy, Director of Engineering, Google Research
  • Wes Chun, Developer Advocate 
  • Candice Reimers, Education and University Relations 
Break

10:30am-12:30pm: Breakout sessions (participants choose one)


Earth Engine API
Speaker: David Thau
Location: Beacon Rock

The Earth Engine API (application programming interface) provides the ability to create your own algorithms to process raster and vector imagery. This session is geared toward developers who would like to analyze satellite and vector data, and possibly build their own applications which use Earth Engine.
Prerequisites: You should have experience with at least one programming language, or at least not be afraid of learning as we go.
Note: This session will be repeated on at 3:40pm.

Field Mobile Data Collection + Open Data Kit
Speaker: Brian Sullivan
Location:
Birch Bay 

Open Data Kit is a set of tools that allows you to collect field data, such as text, photos/videos, and GPS location from an Android device where there's no internet connection and then publish that data to the web when you're back online. Once you've gathered your field data, we will upload the data to cloud storage. Then you'll learn how to export your data into Google Earth for mapping and Google Fusion Tables for graphing, mapping and visualization.
Prerequisites: None
Note: This session will be repeated on at 1:30pm.

Advanced Google Maps Engine
Speaker: Karin Tuxen-Bettman
Location: 
Daroga

This session is geared towards GIS specialists who have a lot of GIS data in different formats, and would like to publish their data quickly and efficiently to Google Earth and Maps. We'll focus on ArcGIS integration, and cover some other tools, for converting GIS data to Google Maps Engine, Google Earth, and Google Maps.
Prerequisites: You should feel comfortable with the basics of GIS, and have attended the morning Google Maps Engine session.

Google Earth + Spreadsheet Mapping
Speakers: Christiaan Adams
Location: Dash Point
This session is designed for participants who are new to Google Earth or want a review of the fundamentals. We'll also learn how to use the Spreadsheet Mapping, which uses Google Docs' spreadsheets to create beautiful balloon templates for your Google Earth layers.
Prerequisites: None

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch
Location: Outside Beacon Rock

1:30-3:30pm: Breakout sessions (participants choose one) 


Using Earth Engine to Model Vulnerability to Natural Disaster
Location: 
Birch Bay
This session explores the capacity of Google Earth Engine through an applied question - how can increased computing power and cloud data better predict and analyze natural disasters in real time? Using census data, remote sensing imagery, and other raster data, participants in this session will create a socio-ecological vulnerability index for the day's predicted flood zones and wildfire risk area. Interested participants are welcome to bring their own vector (preferably census) and raster data.
Prerequisites: Earth Engine API session

Field Mobile Data Collection + Open Data Kit
Speaker: Brian Sullivan
Location: 
Beacon Rock 
Open Data Kit is a set of tools that allows you to collect field data, such as text, photos/videos, and GPS location from an Android device where there's no internet connection and then publish that data to the web when you're back online. Once you've gathered your field data, we will upload the data to cloud storage. Then you'll learn how to export your data into Google Earth for mapping and Google Fusion Tables for graphing, mapping and visualization.
Prerequisites: None
Note: This session is a repeat of the session at 10:30am.

Publishing Your Maps & Data
Speaker: Wei Luo & Christiaan Adams
Location: Daroga
This session will take a deep dive into data and maps publication. In the first part, you'll learn about different ways to publish your Google Maps Engine maps and data. In the second part, you'll learn how to use Google Crisis Map viewer to create, publish, and share maps by combining layers from anywhere on the web. Supported layer formats include KML, GeoRSS, WMS, Tile URLs, Google Maps Engine, and Fusion Tables.
Prerequisites: None

Intro to KML Coding
Speaker: Sean Askay
Location: Dash Point
This session is for those who are new to KML. We will look through the basic structure of KML, how to code common features such as points, lines, polygons and overlays, and a few more advanced features such as time. We will provide tips for writing KML by hand and testing KML in Google Earth and Google Maps.
Prerequisities: For this session, you will be expected to have some familiarity with Google Earth, including creation of your own data points or layers using the tools built into Google Earth. A little experience with XML or HTML will be helpful, but is not strictly required.

Break

3:45-5:45pm: Breakout sessions (participants choose one) 


Earth Engine API
Speaker: David Thau
Location: Beacon Rock
The Earth Engine API (application programming interface) provides the ability to create your own algorithms to process raster and vector imagery. This session is geared toward developers who would like to analyze satellite and vector data, and possibly build their own applications which use Earth Engine.
Prerequisites: You should have experience with at least one programming language, or at least not be afraid of learning as we go.
Note: This session is a repeat of the session at 10:30am.

Timelapse Tours
Speaker: Randy Sargent
Location: Birch Bay
Timelapse Earth builds on Earth Engine to show three decades of planetary change, both man-made and natural. In this session, you'll see hotspots of Earth change, learn how to embed Timelapse Earth into HTML materials, and also learn how to author guided tours to highlight particular phenomena on the animated planet.
Prerequisites: None

Google Maps API
Speaker: Josh Livni
Location: Daroga
A little bit of customization can go a long way with the Google Maps API's. This session will introduce you to some of the visualizations that are possible with the Google Maps API, and how to interact with data and maps that are available in Google Maps Engine.
Prerequisites: Some Javascript knowledge is recommended. Alternatively, bring a willingness to learn somethign new.

5:45pm: Shuttle transfer to Alza Complex

6:00-6:45pm: Google Tour

6:45pm - 8:00pm: Dinner at Charlie's Cafe

8pm: Shuttle transfer from Charlie’s Cafe to Hotel Aria

Wednesday, July 24

7:45am: Shuttle transfer from The Hotel Aria to Google 

8-9am: Breakfast
Location: Beacon Rock

9-10am: Coming Soon: the Future of Geo (tentative)

10am-2pm: Unconference Sessions

This part of the agenda will take on an "unconference" style, where participants (you!) can suggest a session -- either a round table discussion to discuss a topic, a publication or a white paper; or a hands-on session that you (or someone else) may present. As you can see below, we have seeded the matrix with 7 topics, and there are 8 open slots. All participants will vote on all the topics, and the ones that get the most votes will be the ones taught. We will explain more at the Summit, with specific instructions.



2:00-3:30pm: Googler Office Hours
Googlers who work on Google mapping tools will be available for 1:1 questions and support. Office hours available will likely include the following areas of expertise. 
Location: various

Google Earth Engine: Beacon Rock
Timelapse: Beacon Rock
Google Maps Engine: Beacon Rock
Crisis Mapper tool, Spreadsheet Mapping: Birch Bay
Google Earth/KML: Birch Bay
Field Mobile Data Collection: Daroga
Grants How-To: Dosewallips
Google Geo APIs: Dash Point
Geo Education: Bridle Trails

3:30-4pm: Closing Session
Location: Beacon Rock

4pm: Shuttle transfer from Google to Hotel Aria