FAQ

General

When is the Mapping the Humanities Workshop?
The summit will be held on Thursday (starting mid-morning) & Friday (ending mid-afternoon), August 6-7, 2015. 

Which costs are covered as part of the Geo for Good User Summit, and what are participants expected to pay on their own?
The training and materials are provided free to participants, as well as lunches. The participants cover the cost of any travel to and during the workshop, such as airfare, hotel accommodations, etc.

What can I expect at the Mapping the Humanities Workshop?
The workshop will teach highly practical tools which organizations can use to collect, host, analyze, visualize, and publish map data using the power of the cloud. The workshop also provides a chance for nonprofit professionals to network, discuss common issues and challenges, and learn how to train others within their organization and the greater community. 

Is there an agenda? What will be covered? 
We plan to cover a variety of Google mapping technologies. Special attention will be paid to the newest developments and features in Google mapping tools. Practical examples of how these tools can be used will be highlighted. See our Agenda page.

Can anyone attend the Geo for Good User Summit? How much does it cost? 
This hands-on workshop is limited to 20 participants. Due to limited space, we may not be able to accept every workshop applicant, and no more than 2 representatives from each organization will be accepted. Attendance is free, following acceptance into the workshop through the application process.

What is the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities?
Since its founding in 1974, VFH has produced more than 40,000 humanities programs serving communities large and small throughout Virginia, the nation and the world. In addition to Foundation-directed programs including festivals, publications, CDs, digital initiatives, conferences, teacher institutes, and public radio programs, VFH has contributed to more than 3,000 grant projects and 300 individual and collaborative fellowships.

What is Google Earth Outreach?

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Application Process

What are the important dates I should remember as an applicant? 
May 15th, 2015: Application Deadline. 
June 15th, 2015: All applicants will be notified of their application status via email on or before this date. 

What are the requirements for workshop participants? What qualities or skills will be given preference during the application review by Google? 
This workshop is intended for nonprofit mapping and technology specialists. Ideal participants will meet one or more of the following requirements:
  • Are employed at a humanities or arts-oriented nonprofit. 
  • Have some ideas that lend themselves to geographic visualizations

  • Possess basic computer literacy

How many applicants will be accepted? 
20 applicants will be accepted to participate in the workshop.

Can more than one individual from the same organization apply? 
Yes, but no more than 2 individuals from any given organization will be selected to attend because of limited space.

Travel and Logistics

Where is the workshop being held? How do I get there? 
The workshop will be held at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities offices. See our Location page for more info. 

Where can I park? 
Parking at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is ample and free.

What hotel is recommended for out-of-town participants? 
Recommendations for nearby hotels can be found on the Accommodations page.

Will any meals be provided to participants?
Lunches will be provided to participants free of charge.
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