New Google Earth Engine unveiled at Cancun climate summit

A new Google Earth Engine was unveiled at the Cancun climate summit, the Huffington Post reports. Google now provides free access to anyone on the latest in satellite monitoring of our planet along with tools to help analyze and interpret data on changes to natural resources such as deforestation, a key driver of climate change.

Google Earth Engine (click image for YouTube video)

The Earth Engine is described by Google as an “online environmental monitoring platform that makes available to the entire world a dynamic digital model of our planet.” To start the project, Google has made available the entire archive of  LandSat satellite observations, run by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Want to understand more about how the experts make use of satellite data? Curtis Woodcock: Monitoring Earth’s forests from space

Then head on over to Google Labs and check out the Google Earth Engine.

December 3, 2010

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