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Introduction to Google Earth Engine – I

November 18, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue: Your Desktop

Google Earth Engine (GEE) combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities. The instant availability of data, massive compute power, and well-developed API make it a very convenient and powerful platform for geospatial analysis.

GEE provides native APIs in JavaScript and Python. However, recently the user community has developed a package “rgee (” that allows R users to interact with GEE (via reticulate and Python) and utilize its functionalities.

The two hands-on workshops will introduce GEE and show how to leverage its capacity for spatiotemporal analysis and visualization in R. The first workshop (November 18) is an introduction to GEE and we will primarily use JavaScript API to learn the basics of GEE. The second workshop (November 22) will focus on using R (the “rgee” package) to interface with GEE and utilize its power for ultra-fast geospatial analysis.

Some familiarity with remote sensing and GIS, and exposure to raster and vector data analysis will be helpful.  You will need to register (free) at with Google to use the Earth Engine. Please use your UM email account to register.


November 18, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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