Google will soon release a platform called Earth Engine

Google will soon release a platform called Earth Engine

Did you know that Google will soon release a platform called Earth Engine that will compile all publicly available satellite imagery ever created and will allow researchers to perform functions that used to take hours or days in just minutes or seconds.

 

Google Earth Engine brings together the world’s satellite imagery — trillions of scientific measurements dating back almost 40 years — and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth’s surface. Applications include: detecting deforestation, classifying land cover, estimating forest biomass and carbon, and mapping the world’s roadless areas.

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