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Introduction to using Google Earth Engine

Introduction to using Google Earth Engine
Date: 11.02.2019 9:00 - 12.02.2019 16:00
Location details: The event is organised at the CSC Training Facilities located in the premises of CSC at Keilaranta 14, Espoo, Finland. The best way to reach us is by public transportation; more detailed travel tips are available.
Language: english-language
lecturers: Ulpu Leinonen (University of Turku)
  • 120 for-finnish-academics
  • 560 for-others
The fee covers all materials, lunches as well as morning and afternoon coffees.
The seats are filled in the registration order. If a cancellation is received five (5) business days prior to the course, the course fee will be refunded with the exception of a handling fee of 10 €. For no-shows and cancellations after the cut of date no refunds will be made. Registration can be transferred to someone else from the same organization without additional charge.

Payment can be made with electronic invoicing, credit card, or direct bank transfer. Note that for electronic invoicing you need the operator and e-invoicing address (OVT code) of your organization. Please also note that invoice reference is needed for electronic invoicing in your organization, so please have this available when registering.
Additional Information

This is a training recommended for beginners in Google Earth Engine (GEE), an online platform which allows its users to find, process, analyze, and download satellite imagery and other Earth observation data using Google's infrastructure. In this training you will get acquainted with the different features of the platform, focusing on the use of GEE JavaScript Code Editor and optical remote sensing data. The training will start from basics and no previous experience in the use of GEE or JavaScript is necessary. Some previous knowledge about remote sensing is preferable.

The course topics are:

  • GEE data types
  • GEE code editor
  • Accessing satellite imagery in GEE: Images and image collections
  • Calculations with data in GEE
  • Working with vector data in GEE
  • Compositing and mosaicking in GEE
  • Image classification in GEE
  • Time series


Additional materials:



Monday 11.2.2019 - Introduction
9:00-10:30 Introduction to Google Earth Engine and GEE data types
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:15 Introduction to GEE code editor
12.15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Accessing satellite imagery in GEE: Images and image collections
14:30-14:45 Coffee break
14:45-16:00 Working with vector data in GEE


Tuesday 12.2.2019 - More advanced features of GEE
9:00-10:30 Charts and custom UI Layouts
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-12:15 Image classification in GEE
12.15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Arrays and time series
14:30-14:45 Coffee break
14:45-16:00 Wrap-up: How to continue from here
Course materials