Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech

A)Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech

B)Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech From Lake Tanganyika to Google Earth: Using tech to help our communities

April 3, 2014

Today we’re joined by Dr. Jane Goodall, primatologist and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots & Shoots program. In this post, Dr. Goodall shares her thoughts on how today’s technology can enable more people around the world to make a difference in their communities. Join Dr. Goodall for a celebratory Birthday Hangout on Air today at 11 a.m. PDT/2 p.m. EDT. -Ed.When I first set foot on the shores of Lake Tanganyika in 1960 to study chimpanzee behavior, I carried with me notebooks, pencils and a pair of second-hand binoculars. I was, at the time, a young woman with no scientific training, but had a strong passion for learning about animals in Africa. In later years I founded the Jane Goodall Institute, dedicated to preserving the habitat of chimpanzees and other animals. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using techworldwide.lake tanganyika google earth using tech

The author connects with a member of the Kasakela chimpanzee community in Gombe. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech
Photo courtesy of JGI.

Today, the mapping technology available to all of us is completely changing the potential for animal and environmental research. My trip in 1960 would have looked quite different today. You have much more power at your fingertips, and you don’t even have to leave your home. Tools like Google Earth let you visit the shores of Lake Tanganyika with just a few keystrokes. And in Gombe, local villagers are using Android smartphones and tablets, in conjunction with Google Maps Engine and Earth Engine, to monitor changes in the forest habitat that affect chimpanzee populations. Technology makes it so easy for people to find and share information and to understand the world around them. And once we understand, we can start to foster positive change. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech

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The Jane Goodall Institute engages local communities from Tanzania, Uganda and across Africa to collect data on forests, wildlife and human activities using Google Android handheld devices. 

Photo courtesy of JGI/Lilian Pintea.

That’s one of the reasons we started the Roots & Shoots program to connect young people with the knowledge and tools they need to solve problems in their communities. The projects undertaken by these young people help them learn important science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills while developing real leadership capabilities. Today, Roots & Shoots is launching a new community mapping tutorial for young people to help them use digital mapping technology to identify and address needs in their community. If you’re an educator, we offer online professional development to help you fit our youth leadership model into your classroom and curriculum. You can sign up for the Roots & Shoots MOOC to learn more. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech

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Roots & Shoots groups from Uganda, Tanzania, and Republic of Congo share their projects.
There are more than 8,000 Roots & Shoots groups in 136 countries. Photos courtesy of JGI.

Today, on my 80th birthday, my wish is for young people around the world to think about the ways you can use technology to learn more about the wonderful world we share. Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. You have the power to do so much more than I did in 1960, to spark change I could only imagine back then. And you can do it no matter where in the world you are. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech

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Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. F)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. G)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. H)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. I)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. J)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. L)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. M)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. O)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. P)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. Q)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. U)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. R)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. S)Then, to take action, and inspire others to do the same. Lake Tanganyika Google Earth Using tech.

 

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Hit Road New Google Maps preview

A)Hit road new google maps preview

B)Hit road new google maps preview C)Hit the road with the New Google Maps preview

October 9, 2013
Though summer has come to an end – at least in the Northern Hemisphere – your feedback on the new Google Maps preview these past three months has been a great help in our continuing quest to build a better map, more tailored to you. Based on your input, we’re pleased to announce one of your most requested features – directions for multiple destinations – will begin rolling out today. And with two new tools to help manage your reservations and discover upcoming events, it’s never too early to plan your next road trip or adventure.Directions for multiple destinations
Whether you’re running weekend errands or planning a cross-country tour, you can plot multiple destinations for your trip with ease – now available for driving, walking and biking directions. Once you’ve chosen a starting point, click ‘+’ and add stops to your route by typing in the search box or clicking on the map. Hit road new google maps previewhit road new google maps preview

Plan your next road trip with directions for multiple destinations

When you’re exploring a new city, find the best way to museums, historic squares, and other attractions by dragging and dropping your destinations in the order that works for you. And if you’re curious before you go, the Views carousel, located in the bottom right corner, is a great way to preview Street View, Photo Tours, and other imagery. Hit road new google maps preview

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Re-order your route by dragging and dropping one destination above or below another

See your flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations
Similar to Google Search, find your flight, hotel, and restaurant reservations faster right in Maps. Just search for your departing airport or dining destination, and we’ll instantly show your upcoming plans. Having all your stuff in one place makes it easier to manage your appointment details and plan your commute. This info is available when you’re signed into Google, and only you can see it.

Then, when you’re ready to go, you can quickly access your recent search history on the Google Maps app for your iPhone or Android device and hit the road

This feature is currently rolling out to Maps users in the U.S. and is available in English only.

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When signed into Google, locate your destination on desktop 

and access search history on mobile to quickly navigate there

Upcoming Events
Search for Radio City Music Hall, the O2 Arena, or your favorite local performance venues, and click
on the Upcoming Events card to see a schedule of concerts, sports matches, and other events happening near you. Or if you’re new to an area, start with “music venues.”

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See a schedule of performances and sports matches with the Upcoming Events card

It’s been a busy summer for the Maps team, and we wanted to share a few things we’ve been working on, but there’s a lot more coming soon. Keep sending us your feedback using the “Help & Feedback” menu in the upper right corner of the screen.

Posted by Florian Goerisch, Product Manager, Google Maps

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X)F)When signed into Google, locate your destination on desktop. Y)I)When signed into Google, locate your destination on desktop Z)When signed into Google, locate your destination on desktop. A)J)When signed into Google, locate your destination on desktop. K)Re-order your route by dragging and dropping one destination above or below another. Hit Road New Google Maps preview.

Thanks welcome new Google Maps

A)Thanks welcome new Google Maps

B)Thanks welcome new google maps Thank you, and welcome to the new Google Maps

February 19, 2014

Over the coming weeks the new Google Maps will make its way onto desktops around the world.  and thanks to your helpful feedback we’re ready to make the new Maps even more widely available. Thanks welcome new Google Maps

It’s now even easier to plan your next trip, check live traffic conditions, discover what’s happening around town, and learn about a new area—with Pegman’s help if needed. Here’s a quick refresher on what to expect in the new Google Maps: Thanks welcome new Google Maps

  • Make smarter decisions. Simply search for “coffee” in your neighborhood, and you’ll be able to see results and snippets right on the map. When you click on a cafe, the map will suggest related results that you may not have known about.
    thanks welcome new google maps
  • Get where you’re going, faster. Car? Bike? Train? Find the most efficient route for you, with your best options laid out on the map, including the time and distance for each route. And with the new real-time traffic reports and Street View previews, you’ll become a commuting ninja.
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  • See the world from every angle. Rich imagery takes you to notable landmarks, sends you flying above mountains in 3D, and gives you a sneak peek of businesses you plan to visit. The new “carousel” at the bottom of the map makes all this imagery easy to access. So you can explore the world with a click.
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C)With any product redesign, there may be bumps along the road. We’re hoping that you’re as excited as we are to navigate uncharted territory in pursuit of the perfect map. As always, we want to hear what you think as we work to improve the new Maps over time.

Here’s to many more years of mapping together!

              D)Find the most efficient route for you. With your best options laid out on the map, including the time and distance for each route. The new “carousel” at the bottom of the map makes all this imagery easy to access. So you can explore the world with a click. E)So you can explore the world with a click. F)So you can explore the world with a click. G)So you can explore the world with a click. H)So you can explore the world with a click. I)So you can explore the world with a click. J)So you can explore the world with a click. K)So you can explore the world with a click. L)So you can explore the world with a click. M)So you can explore the world with a click. N)So you can explore the world with a click. O)So you can explore the world with a click. P)So you can explore the world with a click. Q)So you can explore the world with a click. U)So you can explore the world with a click. R)So you can explore the world with a click. S)So you can explore the world with a click. T)So you can explore the world with a click.

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