Lecture - Google Earth Engine
Welcome to this lecture with Noel Gorelick on Planetary Scale Analysis with Google Earth Engine.
This talk will present an overview of the Earth Engine platform, explain how it is being used to help solve some of the world's biggest challenges such as deforestation, disease, disasters & drought, and demonstrate how you can get started using it for your own research.
Google Earth Engine is a cloud platform designed for processing immense quantities of remote sensing data. It provides planetary-scale processing capabilities, co-located with more than 5PB of geo-spatial data including the entire 40-year archive of Landsat data, 14 years of MODIS dailies and derived products, all of the Sentinel-1 images and many other environmental, geophysical and climatological datasets, all processed to an analysis-ready form. Earth Engine makes it easy to explore, analyze and combine entire data collections in ways that have never been possible before, including both full-temporal stack and cross-sensor analysis.
Noel Gorelick has been a software engineer at Google for 8 years. During that time he has worked on a number of big-data analysis and visualization projects. He is the author of Google Moon & Google Mars and a founder of the Google Earth Engine project. Prior to Google he helped launch 7 interplanetary spacecraft to 2 planets and 1 moon.