Become a Google Earth Outreach trainer

If you are training fellow staff at your not-for-profit organisation or any colleagues related to your work, these resources are provided to help you prepare and present, and help your trainees learn and develop, projects with Google's mapping tools. Please note that Google Earth Outreach Trainer's Materials are only available in English at present.

Trainer's Materials

Suggested Agendas are to be used as a guide for what to cover during workshops of various lengths.

  • Three-hour workshop (Google Earth training only): PDF (50 KB)
  • Three-hour workshop (Google Maps training only): PDF (50 KB)
  • One-day workshop (both Google Earth & Maps training): PDF (50 KB)
  • Two-day workshop (both Google Earth & Maps training): PDF (50 KB)

Trainer's Scripts are step-by-step instructions for trainers during a workshop, including what to demonstrate, what to say, things to remember and how to answer common questions. You may refer back to it during the workshop, and use the checkboxes in the left column to check off topics as you cover them. Read the script in its entirety at least two days before the workshop.

Trainer's Scripts are available for the following tools:

  • Google Maps
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps Engine
  • Google Fusion Tables

Presentations slides are slides for trainers to use during their workshop, alongside the trainer's script.

Presentation slides are available for the following tools:

  • Google Maps
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps Engine
  • Google Fusion Tables

Workbooks are for use by your workshop attendees. You may print the workbooks and bind them, or simply give the attendees a link to them on a Google Sites page.

Workbooks are available for the following tools:

  • Google Maps
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps Engine
  • Google Fusion Tables

Technique Tours are collections of Google Earth projects created by non-profit and public benefit groups that serve as examples of various techniques available in Google Earth.

Technique tours are only relevant to Google Earth, thus only available for Google Earth.

What's Next?

After you've requested the trainer's materials, you'll also receive an invitation to join the Google Earth Outreach Trainer Network, a community where you can access additional training resources and share best practices and tips for teaching Google's mapping tools.

We also suggest that you take a look at training materials created for past Google Earth Outreach workshops, found listed here.

Google Map Maker training materials

Google Map Maker is a service that allows you to create a map by adding or editing features such as roads, businesses, parks, schools and more. The Google Map Maker Community has created great materials for trainers who want to teach others how to use Map Maker and hold their own mapping events.

Videos for Demonstrations

Videos are great for demonstrations if you are travelling to areas with little or no Internet connectivity. Below, trainers will find an assortment of videos to use during workshops.

Google Earth

Google Maps

Google Map Maker

Other helpful videos