Learn Google Earth Engine from Scratch

Published on Sep 18, 2020 | BIkesh Bade | 5170 Views



Google Earth Engine is a geospatial processing service with the motto "To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.".It combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities and makes it available for scientists, researchers, and developers to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth's surface.


Why use Google Earth Engine?


There are many reasons to use Google Earth Engine, but the only things that make it outstanding are it's powerful free cloud processing and Planetary-scale datasets. Some of the benefits of the Google Earth Engine are:

  • Planetary Scale Public datasets

  • Flexible APIs for development

  • Free Cloud Processing power

  • Git functionality

  • Upload your own data

  • Dynamic and Easy User interface



GEE limitation?


Every system has its own limitation regarding the need for the user. GEE is not designed for the following:

  • Large Vector data processing

  • Impressive Cartography

  • User limitation on data processing and data exporting

  • All GIS functionality

  • Graphical/noncoding users 





The public data archive includes more than thirty years of historical imagery and scientific datasets, updated, and expanded daily. It contains over twenty petabytes of geospatial data instantly available for analysis.




How to be the part of GEE?


Its quite easy then you can imagine, to be the part of Google Earth Engine. All you need is a Gmail account and Chrome browser (preferred). It's free of cost and its platform-independent. You can use it when and where ever you need it, all you need is an internet connection. To be part of GEE,  signup in the Link


"It might take some days to activate the account by Google. Once the account is activated, you will be notified in Gmail"




Code Editor


The Earth Engine (EE) Code Editor at code.earthengine.google.com is a web-based IDE for the Earth Engine JavaScript API. Code Editor features are designed to make developing complex geospatial workflows fast and easy. For more details, you can visit the Link






 Easy Tutorials and Happy coding











Gezahagn Negash Seboka

Thanks for sharing

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