PAST WORKSHOPS

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2016 IMW: Vancouver, BC

The Firelight Group, Musqueam Indian Band, Google Earth Outreach, Esri Canada, Squamish Nation, Inlailawatash, and National Aboriginal Lands Managers Association are pleased to organize the 3rd annual Indigenous Mapping Workshop. The 2016IMW welcomed more than 200 community mapping practitioners from over 100 Nations from across North America to Vancouver, BC on November 7-10, 2016.

The four-day workshop explored beginner and advanced Google, Esri Canada, and QGIS geospatial tools. Participants learned how to use several tools to collect, host, visualize, share, and publish community data. The technical training will be co-led by members of Google Earth Outreach, Esri Canada, and a global network of Indigenous mapping experts.

2015 IMW: Waterloo, ON

The Chiefs of Ontario, the Firelight Group, Google Earth Outreach, and Google Canada are co-hosted the 2nd annual Indigenous Mapping Workshop in Waterloo, Ontario in July 2015. The Indigenous Mapping Workshop combined presentations by communities engaged in mapping projects, with technical training sessions on mapping cultural and natural aspects of Indigenous communities.

Participants had the opportunity to hear success stories, learn, share best practices, and received training on Google geospatial tools to collect, host, visualize, share, and publish community data. The technical training was co-led by members of the Google Earth Outreach team and the Firelight Group. Sessions focused on traditional land use and occupancy studies, environmental monitoring, shared decision-making, negotiations, and intergenerational education.

2014 IMW: Victoria, BC

The Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, the Firelight Group, Google, and the University of Victoria will welcome more than 100 Indigenous mappers to Victoria, August 25-28, for a 4-day Indigenous Mapping Workshop. The conference involved a dynamic mix of presentations by leading experts, participant organized panel presentations, networking opportunities, and hands-on training for Google’s geospatial technologies, such as Google Earth, Google Maps, Google APIs, and Google Earth Engine, to support Indigenous communities.

The four-day workshop explored beginner and advanced Google geospatial tools. Participants learned how to use several tools to collect, host, visualize, share, and publish community data. The technical training will be co-led by members of Google Earth Outreach, Esri Canada, and a global network of Indigenous mapping experts.

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