Google Earth Engine is a platform for scientific analysis and visualization of geospatial datasets.

Watch an introduction video to planetary-scale geospatial analysis with Google Earth Engine.

Google Earth Engine is supposed to help scientists, researchers and developers to detect changes, map trends, and quantify differences on the Earth's surface.

Earth Engine combines a catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets with planetary-scale analysis capabilities. It stores satellite imagery, organizes it, and makes it available for the first time for global-scale data mining. This new public data archive includes historical earth imagery going back more than 40 years. Every day additional new imagery is collected.

It is important to note that Google Earth Engine and Google Earth serve different purposes.

  • Google Earth enables you to travel and learn about the world through a virtual globe.
  • Earth Engine is a tool for analyzing geospatial information.

Explore interactive timelapse viewer to travel back in time and see how the world has changed over the past 30 years.

earthengine.google.com/timelapse

Earth Engine also provides APIs in JavaScript and Python, as well as other tools, to enable the analysis of large datasets.

More info: earthengine.google.com/faq

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