The agenda is still a work in progress, but it should include most of the following items:

Thursday August 6th

9:30-10:30am: Registration

10:30-11am: Welcome, Introductions & Overview

11-12pm: Google Maps Basics

  • How are people finding you? What are they finding about you?

  • How to improve your listing

  • How to make it easier for people to find you from your website (adding Google Maps link)

  • Hands-on Activity:

    • Assessment of how you appear on Maps right now?

    • Claim your listing

    • Improve your listing

12-1pm: Lunch

1-1:30pm: Intro to Street View

  • SV Overview

  • VFH Project case study

1:30-3pm: Learn how to collect your own Street View

  • Take your own Photospheres

  • Partner with VFH to collect imagery with Tripod

3-3:30pm: Coffee break

3:30-5pm: Learn how to use Street View to educate and tell stories  

  • Incorporate Street View in your website

    • How to embed Street View

    • Ideas for highlighting the imagery

  • Storytelling

    • Storyspheres

    • Create tours of Street View imagery

  • Classroom use

  • Virtual reality experiences

    • Cardboard

    • Oculus

Friday August 7th

9-10:30am: Storytelling with Maps

  • Case Study: Brendan’s Tour Builder story (15 mins)

  • Tour Builder (1:15)

10:30-11am: Coffee break

11-12:30pm: Google Earth

  • Annotation

  • Historic map overlays

  • Touring

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30-2:30pm: My Maps

  • Jane Goodall Institute case study, Stephanie Keller
  • Hands-on with My Maps

2:30-3pm: Closing Session

  • Reflection

  • Resources (including Cultural Institute)

  • Q&A

  • Evaluation

3pm: End