Google Earth Engine (GEE) is a powerful free, online platform for analysis and visualization of geospatial data. GEE has revolutionized the way that the scientific community – including conservationists, environmental scientists and wildlife biologists – use geospatial data. This platform has made petabytes of earth observation data readily available to researchers in an environment that also provides the computing capabilities necessary to conduct complex analyses on these massive data sets. GEE can be used to conduct traditional GIS analyses, process and manipulate remote sensing imagery, and even build web applications that showcase a user?s results or let the public run complex analyses. The goal of this session is to enable wildlife professionals who are already familiar with the capabilities and functionality of the GEE platform to perform more complex analyses and data presentations. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to create land-use/land-cover classification rasters, apply functions to a collection of images, and display ouputs of an analysis in a public GEE app. Specifically, this workshop will cover:1. Instructions for creating custom functions2. Land-use/land-cover classification methods3. Experience with Array Images4. GEE app developmentThis afternoon workshop is the follow-up to an introductory GEE workshop to be held in the morning. If you would like to attend both, please register for both this workshop and Introduction to Google Earth Engine for Wildlife Biologists.
Organizers: Michael Evans, Defenders of Wildlife, Washington, DC; Kathy Zeller, Massachusetts Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Amherst, MA
Supported by: Spatial Ecology and Telemetry Working Group