Google and Indigenous Mapping Network hosting 'technology workshop for tribal peoples'

Google and Indigenous Mapping Network teamed up to put on a two day workshop on the Google campus to teach people from native communities how to use Google's geospatial and mobile technologies. On Feb 25th and 26th, 2010, Google and IMN will host a workshop on Google campus, and will focus on technical aspects of […]

Google and Indigenous Mapping Network teamed up to put on a two day workshop on the Google campus to teach people from native communities how to use Google's geospatial and mobile technologies. On Feb 25th and 26th, 2010, Google and IMN will host a workshop on Google campus, and will focus on technical aspects of using Google Earth, Google Maps, Sketchup, Android mobile phones and Open Data Kit, among other technologies. Special attention will be given to: privacy and security of data, mobile data collection, data conversion from proprietary to open formats, case studies blending geospatial technologies and traditional knowledge (see our previous posts: Tribe Teams with Google to make stand in Amazon, Trading Bows and Arrows for Laptops), Google Earth as a new storytelling medium: how to create compelling narrative-driven visualizations.

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