Informatics and GIS Program
University of California
Informatics and GIS Program

Google Tools and Web Mapping Workshop

Quincy California - Planning Department

555 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, from 11:00am to 4:00pm

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Goal:  To provide an overview of the online tools that Google has to offer. This includes hands-on practice with applications for storing and sharing documents, data tables, and online surveys, as well as for creating your own online maps. 

Workshop ContentThis workshop has been designed for participants with little to no experience in online data management or web mapping, and who are interested in free and easy-to-use tools for storing and sharing data. An introductory presentation will get you up to speed on the types of things that can can be done with Google Drive's tool set, as well as some basic concepts for wise data management. After this brief lecture you will follow an interactive exercise that will first introduce you to Google Earth Pro and several of its simple mapping options. You will then be introduced to Google Drive's cloud storage, with a tutorial for uploading, visualizing and sharing documents and data.  You will then learn how to make your own online maps that will be hosted by Google free of charge.

This course is the result of a collaborative effort between UC ANR IGIS Statewide Program,, the UC Berkeley, Geospatial Innovation Facility (GIF),, and the UC ANR Cooperative Extension office for Plumas and Sierra Counties,

For information on additional IGIS workshops being offered soon, please Click Here 


Audience: Public and private individuals that are interested in new ways for efficiently storing, visualizing and sharing documents, data and simple online maps.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop computer to the workshop with Google Earth Pro installed on it.  This application can be downloaded for free of charge by Clicking Here.

Participants must also have an active Google account with access to Google Drive.  If you do not already have a Google account, you can sign up for one by Clicking Here.  


Once signed in to Google, go to Google Drive by Clicking Here and then click the “Create” or “New” button in the upper left hand corner and choose "Fusion Table" (Note - you may need to select Fusion Tables by sellecting “Connect more apps”, if it is not already in your list of available tools).

Install the Google Drive app on your smartphone from your respective app store, if it is not already installed. This is very useful for handling big data sets on your phone.

When & Where: April 20th, 2016, from 11am to 4pm, with a one hour catered lunch break from 12pm to 1pm.

Quincy Planning Department, 555 Main St., Quincy, CA 95971

Cost: $30 (account # and contact information required for members of UC ANR)

UC ANR members’ travel costs will be partially supported by the IGIS Statewide Program.

Register:  Click Here to register. Registration is limited to 17 participants, so please register early.

Contact: Sean Hogan, 530-750-1322,, or the Plumas-Sierra Cooperative Extension office, 530-283-6270


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