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Introduction to Google Mapping Tools Google’s Mapping Tools Google’s mapping tools allow you to: • Explore geographic data. • Organize your own geographic data. • Visualize complex data. • Share your data with the world. • Tell your story and educate the world about your work. Google’s mapping tools are: • Easy to use. • Free (or available as a software grant to nonprofits). • Easy to share with hundreds of millions of people. Google Earth Google Earth • View satellite imagery, terrain, maps data, & 3D features. • Explore and create rich content, and share with the world. • To download and install Google Earth on your computer, visit earth.google.com. • Explore sky, Mars and the moon! Google Earth Pro • Google Earth + additional capabilities, including: o High-resolution printing oGIS data import o Area measurement oMovie making • Get a free trial of Google Earth Pro at earth.google.com/earth_pro.html. • Eligible non-profit organizations can apply for a free license of Earth Pro at earth.google.com/outreach/grants.html. • Costs: • 1 - 10 licenses: $399.00/ea • 11 - 25 licenses: $350.00/ea • 26+ licenses: $300.00/ea • Watch video (2 min.) Product Comparison Features Google Earth Google Earth Pro Performance Fastest Print resolution 1000 pixels 4800 pixels Import GIS data ESRI .shp, MapInfo .tab Manually Geo-locate Automatically Geo-locate Import addresses in bulk each address up to 2500 at a time Import large image files limited to texture size Super Image Overlays Demographics, Parcels, Supplemental Layers Traffic Counts Create premium movies HD 1920x1080 for export Line, Path, Polygon, Measurement tools Line, Path Circle, 3D Path, 3D Polygon Technical assistance via Support Google Maps Google Maps • 2D online, searchable maps. • Begin searching at maps.google.com. • Driving directions • streetview Google Maps Custom Maps • Create personalized, customized maps. • Create a map at maps.google.com, then click on My Places. • Share, collaborate Google Map Maker Google Map Maker • Map a neighborhood, a city or country. • Draw roads and landmarks, and add local businesses. • Edit locations added by other map makers. • Get started at google.com/mapmaker. • Download data at google.com/mapmaker/datadownload. Google Fusion Tables Google Fusion Tables • Import your spreadsheets and geo data. • Visualize data on maps, intensity maps, bar charts, timelines ,etc. • Collaborate with colleagues to edit and discuss data. • Get started at docs.google.com. Google Maps Engine • scalable, powerful and secure platform for building and publishing your maps using the power of the Google cloud. • Realize the full potential of your geospatial data by securely sharing your maps with anyone over a variety of devices. Google Earth Engine • A planetary-scale platform for environmental data & analysis • brings together the world's satellite imagery — trillions of scientific measurements dating back almost 40 years — and makes it available online • tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth's surface. • http://earthengine.google.org/#intro • Example: Global Roadless Layer Promote your project! Submit to Google Earth Outreach Showcase • earth.google.com/outreach/showcase.html Submit to Google Earth Community • bbs.keyhole.com Embed your map in a website, such as Blogger • Embed Google Maps or Google Earth • Use Maps & Earth Application Programming Interface (API) Share your map using social media, including posting your map to G+. How do you get started? See what others have created: earth.google.com/gallery earth.google.com/outreach/showcase.html Work through tutorials: earth.google.com/outreach/tutorials.html Practice! Practice! Practice!
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