Sunday, October 19, 2008

Google Earth Outreach connects with Bioneers

Hello from Bioneers! For the past two days, Google Earth Outreach has been at the 2008 Bioneers conference in San Rafael, CA. The annual conference brings together non-profit and public benefit groups from all over the country for three days packed with talks, booths, music, films, food, and other fun-filled activities.
Google Earth Outreach is manning a computer lab at the conference, where attendees can stop by to get an introduction to Google Earth, and learn how they can use it in their work. During the day Friday and Saturday, we met individuals from the Women's Forest Sanctuary, Nonviolent Peaceforce, Ocean Conservancy, and numerous community and non-profit organizations from all over the country. We gave individual and group demos - how to create a Google My Map and add data in Google Earth. We also demoed a lot of different Google Earth projects by NGOs, including the new Bioneers project, Dreaming New Mexico, which has an amazing Google Earth Plug-in site developed by Googler John Gardiner in his 20% time.

We also saw interesting things like the Bag Monster

and a giant rotating globe!

This morning, Sunday, Oct. 19th, Rebecca Moore, Manager of Google Earth Outreach, presented during the Bioneers plenary session, followed by two in-depth afternoon sessions highlighting NGO uses of Google Earth. Stay tuned for more!


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