All times are Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada).
What is Google Earth Engine?
Google Earth Engine (not to be confused with Google Earth) allows anyone to access and process satellite imagery quickly and easily. Using a few lines of simple code, you can access images for a region, display a map, look for temporal or spatial trends, export data and statistics, and much more. Previously, remote sensing required downloading huge datasets and high computing power to process the data, but Google Earth Engine takes care of that by storing and processing 50+ years of earth observation data on Google’s servers.
- GEE overview
- Client vs Server operations
- Accessing and viewing satellite images
- Band math
- Image reducers
- Image collections
- Map functions
- Collection reducers
- Exporting data
- Register in advance for free GEE account at https://earthengine.google.com/signup
- Clone class repository into your account (more info in email)
Google Earth Engine is run in the cloud, so no software downloads are necessary. Participants only need Google Chrome web browser and a stable internet connection.
You need to attend ALL THREE days. Different topics are covered each day and it builds on materials covered on the previous day, so if you miss a day, we won't have the resources to help you catch up in this online environment.