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These documents, which describe how to use the MapPlace and its components, are presented as manuals for computer workshops on the MapPlace.  See PDF Help for additional assistance in using PDF files, in particular on how to Save the File to your computer.
January 16 - 17, 2007 - Geoscience BC (Vancouver) Workshop Notes:
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Geoscience BC MapPlace Workshop Descriptions

   

Complete Notes: Explore MapPlace.ca, Find Exploration Targets
(includes Fieldwork article and Exercises)

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Working Examples - 6 Exercises (see Video Tutorials next section)
   4. Buffer – Data Capture
   5. Print a Map to Scale
   6. Explore Exploration Assistant
   7. Functions of MapperWrapper
   8. Create a Property Map with Mineral Titles
   9. ARIS MapBuilder and MapBuilder


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Working Example Video Tutorials -  14 videos in Windows Media Player Format (.WMV);
Note: You can also right-click the video link and Save Target As, to your hard drive, then open the file with your preferred viewer.

   4. Buffer – Data Capture
   5. Print a Map to Scale

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   6. Explore Exploration Assistant

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Location Gazetteer

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Discovery Potential

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MINFILE

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Regional Geochemistry

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Geological Maps

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Mineral Titles

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Image Analysis Toolbar

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Metadata for Map Layers, Layer Finder and Search Publications


   7. Functions of MapperWrapper
   8. Create a Property Map with Mineral Titles
   9. ARIS MapBuilder and MapBuilder




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Minutes:


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Slide Shows
   1. Find New Targets with New Tools & Data on MapPlace.ca
               PowerPoint Version
   2. Introductory Guide to MapPlace
   3. Intermediate Guide to MapPlace

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Geoscience BC ASTER Workshop
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ASTER on the MapPlace - GBC Short Course Notes
  2. ASTER Workshop Excel file - modified laboratory
spectra
     of rocks and minerals
from the ASTER Spectral Library.
  3. Video Tutorials - See Geoscience BC Report 2006-3

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October 25, 2006 - Minerals South (Nelson) Presentation:
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Find New Targets with New Tools and Data on MapPlace.ca
PowerPoint Presentation
Presentation in PDF


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April 26, 2006 - Minerals North (Mackenzie) Workshop Notes:
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Complete Notes: Minerals North 2006 Exploring with MapPlace
(includes all Exercises and Slides)

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Working Examples - 4 Exercises
   1. Explore Exploration Assistant
   2. Print a Map to Scale
   3. The Functions of MapperWrapper
   4. Buffer – Data Capture


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Slide Shows
   1. Exploring with MapPlace
   2. New Features on MapPlace

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Video Tutorials (see also IAT Tutorial Manual):
Lower Resolution (WMV 640x480):

   1. Using the Image Analysis Toolbox (IAT)
   2. Viewing Mineral Alteration Maps
   3. Viewing Anaglyph Maps in MapPlace
   4. Download ASTER Products
   5. Viewing ASTER Images in Google Earth
Higher Resolution (AVI 1028x768) (see Notes below):
   1. Using the Image Analysis Toolbox (IAT)
   2. Viewing Mineral Alteration Maps
   3. Viewing Anaglyph Maps in MapPlace
   4. Download ASTER Products
   5. Viewing ASTER Images in Google Earth

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Notes for Video Demos:
1. To view the AVI files, Windows Media Player requires installation of TechSmith Screen Capture Codec (
TSCC.exe), part of TechSmith's Camtasia screen camcorder and video production toolkit.  QuickTime requires installation of TechSmith EnSharpen Video Codec (http://www.techsmith.com/download/codecs.asp).
2. Right-click the video link and Save Target As, to your hard drive, then open the file with your preferred viewer.

April 3, 2006 - KEG Kamloops Workshop Notes:
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Complete Notes: KEG 2006 Exploring the MapPlace (includes all Exercises)

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Working Examples - 4 Exercises
   1. Explore Exploration Assistant
   2. Print a Map to Scale
   3. The Functions of MapperWrapper
   4. Buffer – Data Capture


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Slide Show

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Video Demos: see above Minerals North notes.

 

 

February 2005 - Vancouver Island Exploration Group/Malaspina University-College Geology Department:
Section Abstract, Notes, Guides and Slide Shows

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Introductory Workshop, February 10, 2005: Target audience are people who have never used MapPlace. This hands-on workshop assumes participants have basic computer and Internet skills, but no experience with MapPlace or any GIS, mapping applications. An overview of the MapPlace was given and the range of data sets available for viewing. Participants learned how to use the basic tools of select, zoom, copy, paste, get reports etc. then learned to turn layers on and off and finally how to print, plot, save files, and linkages to the key databases for mineral tenure, mineral inventory, mineral potential and assessment reports. This 3-hour session concluded with an overview of the topics to be covered in the next workshop on Intermediate MapPlace.

Notes: Exploring the MapPlace

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Guide: Beginners Guide to MapPlace

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Intermediate Workshop, February 17, 2005: Target audience is the explorationist who is familiar with computer use and has some previous experience using MapPlace and want to hone their research skills to identify new exploration targets before they map select their cells in MTO. This hands-on session briefly reviewed the basic tools of select, zoom, copy, paste, get reports etc. then how to turn layers on and off and finally how to print, plot, save files, and linkages to the key databases for mineral tenure, mineral inventory, mineral potential and assessment reports. The session focused on using the geochemical, geophysical, and geology layers to generate exploration targets and strategies. Map-based analysis was done using tools for measuring distances, creating buffers and extracting data from point/polygon intersections. The Exploration Assistant and Mineral Titles maps were used to do property research.  Advanced topics introduced use of the "Mapper Wrapper" to annotate the maps; and the "Image Analysis Toolkit" to analyze ASTER imagery.

Notes: Find Exploration Targets with MapPlace

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Guide: Intermediate Guide to MapPlace

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Slide Show: Find Exploration Targets with MapPlace

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Advanced Workshop, February 24, 2005: Target audience are explorationists who want to learn use of special GIS tools e.g. MapPlace's "Mapper Wrapper" and the "Image Analysis Toolkit". They learned to add or import and save their own data as personal layers in MapPlace, Next they learned to download MapPlace layers onto a laptop and take to remote field locations and use offline in the field and then reconnect to online MapPlace after returning home. High tech prospecting was introduceded using sophisticated analysis of satellite imagery using MapPlace's Image Analysis Toolkit. They learned how to make maps using free downloadable digital map data sets (e.g. digital geology, digital topography etc). from GeoBase and MapPlace websites. The simplest approach involved cutting and pasting from MapPlace into Powerpoint and printing to a PDF file. The more advanced approach was to download digital files and use them in ArcExplorer (free) and Manifold GIS (nearly free).

Notes: Image Analysis Toolbox, MapperWrapper, and GIS data on MapPlace includes Guide, Slide Show and Exercises below

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Guide: MapperWrapper and Image Analysis Toolkit by Ward Kilby, CalData Ltd.

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Slide Show: Image Analysis Toolbox, MapperWrapper, and GIS data on MapPlace

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Exercises: Cost Effective Digital Mapping Solutions by Don MacIntyre, Consulting Geologist

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October 2002 - Victoria Workshop Notes:
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Introduction - MapPlace - What is it?; Using the Autodesk MapGuide Viewer; Available Maps; Geospatial Data Downloads & Links

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Working Examples - 12 exercises

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Appendices 1 to 7

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Complete Manual (includes all Sections)

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June 2002 - Nelson Workshop Notes:
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Complete Manual (includes all Sections)

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