Planetary Scale Analysis with Google Earth Engine

Organised by Laboratory of Geo-information Science and Remote Sensing

Mon 3 November 2014 12:00 to 13:30

Venue Atlas, gebouwnummer 104
Room 2 and 3

By Noel Gorelick  



Google Earth Engine is a platform for scientific analysis and visualization of geospatial datasets at petabyte scales. Earth Engine provides an easy-to-use, cloud-based processing environment that enables access to a Google-scale computational capability co-located with a massive data catalogue that includes more than 4 million Landsat scenes, numerous MODIS datasets and a wide variety of environmental data, all in a ready-to-use form.

Earth Engine's just-in-time, distributed computation model allows users to make changes and immediately explore the results, facilitating a highly interactive approach to algorithm development, with a rapid test and improvement cycle that scales seamlessly to large-scale production data processing.

This talk will present an overview of the Earth Engine platform, how it is being used to help solve planetary-scale challenges such as deforestation, disease prediction & drought management, and how you can get started using it in your own research.