Simple and Powerful Tools from Google for Geographic Data Visualization

Please register here for the free workshop "Simple and Powerful Tools from Google for Geographic Data Visualization," taught by Mano Marks, Senior Geo Developer Advocate at Google. The workshop will take place from 2:00pm - 5:30pm on Friday, June 3 in room 163 of the Research 1 building at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. See http://chnm2011.thatcamp.org/travel for directions. (The workshop is being offered in conjunction with THATCamp, The Humanities And Technology Camp, but is open to all, not just those who have registered for THATCamp.) We have space for 80 participants.

Workshop description: Ever wanted to make a map and didn’t know how? This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the basics of creating simple, powerful map visualizations. It’ll have something for everyone. Know about spreadsheets? Upload a spreadsheet to Google Fusion Tables and get started making a map. Know about GIS data? Upload a shapefile to Fusion Tables, or open it in Google Earth, and get started customizing your presentation. Know about programming? Build powerful interactive maps using your JavaScript, PHP, Python, Java, or other programming skills and store your data in Google’s infrastructure. Just want to know what Google has? Come for the first hour or so and learn about our new tools.

Bring your laptop, bring some data, and be ready to get started. Data types you might bring: Spreadsheets (Excel, CSV, Open Document Spreadsheets, Google Spreadsheets) with addresses or coordinates, shapefiles with geometries, KML files. If you don’t have data, don’t worry: we’ll point you to some data to start with.

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