Google @ the GIF: Geospatial Technology Workshop

August 20 & 21, 2015
Geospatial Innovation Facility @ Mulford Hall, UC Berkeley

What will you learn?
Led by instructors from Google Earth Outreach and Google Earth Engine, this workshop will teach highly practical tools which can be used to collect, host, analyze, visualize, and publish map data using the power of the cloud. Sessions will include hands-on experience at both beginner and advanced levels using
Google Earth Engine, which brings together the world's satellite imagery — trillions of scientific measurements dating back almost 40 years — and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth's surface. Applications include: detecting deforestation, classifying land cover, estimating forest biomass and carbon, and mapping the world’s roadless areas. Learn more at

Who should attend?
Researchers and educators at UC Berkeley and UC affiliates who meet one or more of the following should attend!
  • Are currently working on GIS or remote sensing projects, or have datasets they want to map.
  • Are teaching or developing curricula for GIS or remote sensing courses.
  • Have intermediate-to-advanced technical experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Remote sensing
    • GIS
    • Web/multimedia development

Cost & Registration
Attendance is free, but registration is required since space is limited.