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

2:30-3pm: Closing Session

  • Reflection
  • Resources (including Cultural Institute)
  • Q&A
  • Evaluation

3pm: End