Presentation on Google Earth Engine
We are very happy to invite you to a presentation on
Google Earth Engine
by Noel Gorelick (engineer at Google)
23 October 2014, 11:00–12:30
Geodäsie-HS EI 11
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 catalog 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.