Stanford University's Enterprise Access to Google Earth Engine (GEE) offers a comprehensive suite of tools for geospatial data analysis and satellite imagery processing. This access facilitates a wide range of academic and research applications, providing faculty, students, and researchers with the ability to analyze historical and current geospatial data on a planetary scale.
Google Earth Engine integrates a vast catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets, equipped with analytical tools to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth's surface. Users at Stanford can utilize this platform for various purposes, including environmental monitoring, urban planning, disaster response, and climate change research.
This Libguide serves as a resource for accessing, learning, and using Google Earth Engine within the Stanford community. It aims to provide detailed guidance on navigating the platform, utilizing its data and tools for research projects, and incorporating geospatial analysis into academic curricula.
The public data archive includes more than thirty years of historical imagery and scientific datasets, updated and expanded daily. It contains over eighty petabytes of geospatial data instantly available for analysis.
Use a web-based code editor for fast, interactive algorithm development with instant access to petabytes of data.
The Stanford Geospatial Center and the Google Earth Outreach team have partnered to make Google Earth Engine available to anyone with a valid SUNetID.
All students, staff and faculty associated with the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability should already have instant access to Google Earth Engine. See below for the steps to finalize your access to Google Earth Engine.
All other Stanford affiliates can request access to the Stanford Geospatial Center Workgroup, which will automatically provide access to Google Earth Engine. To be added to the Stanford Geospatial Center Workgroup, please email email@example.com. If you are requesting access for your course, workshop, lab or any other group, please provide a spreadsheet with the SUNetID@stanford.edu emails of all who should be added to the access workgroup.
If you know that you are already part of the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability (SDSS), or have received confirmation that you have been added to the Stanford Geospatial Center's Google Earth Engine Access Workgroup, you can go directly to https://code.earthengine.google.com/register and complete the process of onboarding by completing the GEE access form. You can access the GEE Access Form at the link highlighted below:
By default, the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) backed version of Google Earth Engine is enabled for all users. However, to make use of GCP in concert with Google Earth Engine, you must have access to a GCP Project, using your Stanford credentials. For most students and staff, this is problematic because access to GCP resources at Stanford are highly controlled. The Stanford Geospatial Center is unable to support the use of GCP-backed Google Earth Engine for users who do not have access to a Stanford-sponsored GCP Project.
If you have access to a Stanford-sponsored GCP Project, using the same credentials that you use to login to Google Earth Engine, you can attach that project to your Google Earth Engine account through the user options, found at the top right of the Code Editor.
The Stanford Geospatial Center teaches "Google Earth Engine: An Introduction for complete beginners" on a regular basis. You can find out when we will be teaching this, and other workshops, on our Stanford Geospatial Center Events page.
We have a self-paced version of the Google Earth Engine 101 workshop, which can be accessed at your convenience.
The awesome-gee-community-catalog consists of community sourced geospatial datasets made available for use by the larger Google Earth Engine community and shared publicly as Earth Engine assets. The project was started with the idea that a lot of research datasets are often unavailable for direct use and require preprocessing before use. This catalog lives and serves alongside the Google Earth Engine data catalog and also houses datasets that are often requested by the community and under a variety of open license.
You can read about the history and how this project started in the Medium Post article here
A curated list of Google Earth Engine resources.
This book is the product of more than a year of effort from more than 100 individuals, working in concert to provide this free resource for learning how to use this exciting technology for the public good.
The book includes work from undergraduates, master’s students, PhD students, postdocs, assistant professors, associate professors, and independent consultants.
Load the EEFA samples & lab script repository into the GEE Code Editor: https://goo.gle/EEFA_repo