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Session Overview
Session
382T: An introduction to using Google Earth Engine for land system science
Time:
Saturday, 27/Apr/2019:
9:00am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Jared R. Stapp
Location: MIT-128
Mittelstrasse 43, first floor, room 128, 18 seats
Session Topics:
How do we support transformation?

Session Abstract

This workshop contributes to the third conference theme, “New frontiers in studying and governing land systems,” by demonstrating how Google Earth Engine (GEE) can be used as a powerful tool for studying land change. GEE is an emerging cloud-based geospatial processing platform that hosts open datasets and provides the computational power required for large-scale analyses. The platform enables researchers around the world to access tools required for advanced remote sensing analysis without charge. GEE holds the potential to address many of the limitations of past remote sensing techniques, particularly for research at the state, regional, and global spatial scales, which use massive amounts of data. In this workshop, I will provide a brief overview of the GEE platform, and then demonstrate an example workflow in the online Code Editor. The demonstration will walk through a simple time series analysis to quantify forest change for a region of interest and visualize the results. Participants may follow along on their own computers as we work through the key steps of writing and running a script in JavaScript. Participants will learn to bring in and process satellite data for multiple time periods, manipulate image bands, chart spectral changes over time, and export the results and desired images. No coding experience is necessary to take part. The session will close with questions and an overview of online resources available for further advancing GEE skills.

Training Organiser: Jared Stapp


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