Google Earth Engine, Tool for Researchers and Scientists

Along with the International Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico, Google released the latest product from Google Labs is named Google Earth Engine. Google Earth Engine is the latest technology from Google that provides data and satellite imagery that has not been previously published for research purposes.


With Google Earth Engine, researchers and scientists can use it for analysis of monitoring and measuring changes in Earth's environment on a global scale. These data include Landsat satellite imagery last 25 years and also MODIS satellite imagery. Platform technology used by utilizing the Google Cloud infrastructure. Google provides a free analysis tool for scientists and developing countries to use it.

Google released the Google Earth platform Engine on International Climate Change Conference to show that these tools allow scientists to monitor the forest from their computer in seconds. Images displayed forests is taken through a satellite service owned by the United States and France then entered into the data center by using cloud computing technology. Pictured above is an example of data "Forest Cover Loss" in the African Congo for 10 years (2000-2010) using Landsat ETM data.

Over the next two years, Google through filantropinya unit, Google.org will provide 10-hour service to developing countries to access data from Google Earth Engine.

Learn more about Google Earth Engine, please visit http://earthengine.googlelabs.com to see examples of existing research results, or http://google-latlong.blogspot.com about the release of the tool. You can also see Google Earth overview video below.

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