Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Using Google Maps for Community Folklore Projects

This workshop will teach you how to use the Google Maps feature My Maps to create dynamic, interactive maps for your organization or classroom. During the course of the afternoon you will be introduced to My Maps, and explore its use on a neighborhood-, city-, country-, and world-wide-scale. You will learn how to add text, links, photos, and videos to placemarkers on your map, and how to share it with others. (See Accents and Dialects - Archival Sound Recordings for an example of a project using Google Maps to share audio files.)

Instructor: Jedediah Baker is a graduate of Memorial University's Folklore Department and has worked in at City Lore in New York City, where he worked on the website City of Memory. For the past year, he has been employed as Memorial University's Intangible Cultural Heritage Intern, working with the Digital Archives Initiative.

: Participants must provide their own wi-fi enabled laptop for use. This workshop limited to 12 attendees. Preregistration mandatory. RSVP to Dale Jarvis at or phone 709-739-1892 ext 2.

Tuition: $50
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010. 9am - 4pm
Location: St. John's, TBA

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