TTT2 Course Topics Summary List

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The sum of what we know…about what we don’t know…is the uncertainty.

Day 1
Introduction to iDigBio
Introduction to Georeferencing
Thinking like a Trainer
Collaboration to Automation
Geographical Concepts
Point-Radius Method and Best Practices
Darwin Core Standard, Key Terminology, iDigBio Recommended Fields (MISC)
Georeferencing Quick Reference Guide, Locality Types, Georeferencing Template
Georeferencing Calculator, Calculator Manual, Georeferencing Calculator Example
MaNIS/HerpNET/ORNIS Georeferencing Guidelines

Day 2
Internet Resources – Where to Begin?
Exercises: Internet Resources
GPS Exercise Introduction
Georeferencing Using Paper Maps, Paper Maps Handout

Day 3
Examples and Discussion: Process, Workflows, Priorities, and Collaborations
KE Emu, KUMIP and Specify, FishNet2
ORNIS Workflows and Repatriation
Workflows, FSU Georeferencing Protocol, Expert or Novice?
Participant Workflows: Danielle N. Pace, AMNH, Arthropod Easy Capture; Katrina Menard, Sam Noble Museum; Mark D. Uhen,, George Mason University

Day 4
Good and Bad Localities, Field Locality Handout, Review of GPS Locality Descriptions
Georeferencing Natural History Collections Data: The GEOLocate Project, What to Do
Using GEOLocate: Basics (Web Application)
Using GEOLocate: Batch Processing (Web App and Excel)
Using GEOLocate: Collaborative Georeferencing Administrative Portal
Using GEOLocate: Collaborative Georeferencing Web Client
Advanced GEOLocate: Taxon validation, Web services and integration, Building end-to-end georeferencing workflows

Day 5
Data Cleaning, Processing, and Analysis (Open Refine, Refine Call to GEOLocate, r-project, RStudio, QuantumGIS, QGIS Basic Operations
Open Work Session - Participant/TCN Georeferencing Projects (use your own data sets)
Batch Georeferencing in Symbiota: John Brinda, MOBOT (Participant)
Participant Volunteer Training Demos by: Kari M. Harris, Arkansas State University; Edward G. Riley, Texas A & M University; Sharon Grant, The Field Museum; Marcia A. Revelez, Angelo State Natural History Collections

TTT2 Complete Agenda