Amazing nonprofits that are using “Geo for Good”

Google has a great history of using Google Earth for good causes.  Google first unveiled the Google Earth Outreach program more than six years ago, and they’ve done amazing things with it in that time.  They’ve given out grants, made various updates to the program, shared amazing images and much more.  Here is a bit more about Google Earth Outreach:

They recently wrapped up their Geo for Good” user summit at the Google Headquarters in Mountain View, California, where they offered a hands-on workshop for 75 participants to help them make better use of the various Google geo platforms.

+Dan Stormont was one of those in attendance and he shot a variety of pictures to capture the event.

From Dan:

It was the first time I had been able to attend and it was a really first class event. +Raleigh Seamster and the whole Earth Outreach Team did an incredible job of keeping us fed, busy, and cramming our heads full of all kinds of information about Google’s geo tools.

He also mentioned that Matt Hansen will be live streaming his work in a few hours, which you’ll be able to check out here.

By all accounts it was an excellent event and those in attendance learned a great deal. You can read more about it in this post on the Google Lat Long Blog or on the official Geo for Good website.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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