Google Earth Engine Series 1 -Why GEE is a power tool for environment monitoring

This intro session covers the basics of Google Earth Engine and how you can start to learn GEE. GEE Google Developer Expert Dr Cherrington will also show you why GEE is a powerful tool for environmental monitoring.

Aug 10, 2022, 11:00 PM – Aug 11, 2022, 12:00 AM


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About this event

Google Earth Engine (GEE) combines a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities. Scientists, researchers, and developers use Earth Engine to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth's surface.

This session, which will consist of a presentation and accompanying exercises, will provide an introduction to GEE. It includes a review of the platform's capabilities and the wide range of environmental datasets available for processing in GEE. The practical exercises, using GEE's JavaScript-based Code Editor (, will focus on visualization and basic analysis of sample Earth observation datasets (

In terms of course outcomes, participants should come away with a basic understanding of how to apply GEE in their respective geographic domains, for monitoring applications related to agriculture, climate, risk, and marine and terrestrial ecosystems. As an introduction, the session will set the stage for the later and more advanced webinars in this Google Developer Group-organized speaker series.


- Registration for Google Earth Engine (via

- Access to the Internet and Chrome browser `

- Some prior experience with geographic information systems (GIS) or remote sensing is an asset, but not required.


  • Emil Cherrington

    University of Alabama

    Research Scientist



    Geospatial Cloud Developer

    Natural Recources Canada


  • Xinli Cai

    Canadian Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation

    GDG Organizer

  • Rohan Saha

    Event & Technical

  • Vannia Hnatiuk

    GDG Cloud Edmonton

    GDG Organizer

  • Devipriya Raju

    University of Alberta


  • Ndidi Obinwanne

    Co - Organizer

  • Temitope Ajiboye

    Jesta IS

    Senior Flutter Developer

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