Google Earth Engine

Google Earth Engine

Google’s REDD Initiatives Rebecca Moore, Google.org DaveDay Thau, Forest 4, Google.org December 5, 2010 Google Earth Engine June 20, 2011 earthengin...

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Google’s REDD Initiatives

Rebecca Moore, Google.org DaveDay Thau, Forest 4, Google.org December 5, 2010 Google Earth Engine June 20, 2011

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Google.com

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Technology Driven Philanthropy

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Global Challenges

Google’s Strengths

Climate change Pandemic disease Poverty

Data management, processing, storage & delivery. Making things simple, at scale.

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Three REDD-Related Initiatives

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Android + Open Data Kit for Data Collection

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Fusion Tables for Data Storage and Analysis

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Earth Engine for Deforestation Monitoring

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Android and Open Data Kit

Web-integrated mobile phones for field data collection

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National Forest Inventory Form

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Paper: The Good • • • • • • •

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Inexpensive Generally available Durable Low power High contrast Familiar Fun

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Paper: The Bad • • • • • •

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Copying errors Validation not automatic Data languishes Bulky Slow Need extra devices for GPS, images, sound

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Mobile Data Collection: The Basics

www.android.com and www.opendatakit.org

Eliminate paper forms Reduce errors from data entry Automatic validation

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Collect GPS position Capture media: audio, video, photo, barcode Share your results easily

Android phones+OpenDataKit Training: Tanzania Village Forest Monitors, TZ Forestry and Beekeeping Division, Jane Goodall Institute, Nov 2009 10

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Each point: GPS-tagged photo, tree info, plot info, more…. 11

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…more data collected for each in-situ sample point 12

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Fusion Tables for In-Situ Data Management google.com/fusiontables

Something Like This Google Earth Engine - [email protected] - June 20, 2011

Mexico’s National Forest Inventory

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Mexico’s National Forest Inventory

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Data Access Control

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Rebecca Moore, Google.org Forest Day 4, December 5, 2010 Google Earth Engine - [email protected] - June 20, 2011

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Forest Monitoring Challenges Should every single country (and scientist) have to solve these on their own?

Satellite Imagery Data Scientific algorithms Data Processing

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Earth Engine is…. A platform for remote sensing data mining. A data catalog and publishing platform A rapid prototyping system for scientists and analysts A global-scale algorithm processing center

Making it easy to make global land cover maps. Google Earth Engine - [email protected] - June 20, 2011

Mexico Forest Map

• Finest-scale Mexican Forest Map created to date • 15,000 hours of computation over one thousand computers • Elapsed time: less than one day Google Earth Engine - [email protected] - June 20, 2011

What's next?

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Data Catalog Landsat: All 25 years of the pan-tropics (over 1 million scenes) MODIS: Entirety of many MODIS products Slope, Elevation, Atmospheric data Processed data:

Annual Greenest Pixel Mosaic NDVI BAI Google Earth Engine - [email protected] - June 20, 2011

earthengine.googlelabs.com

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Earth Engine Summary Non-Goals • Doing global monitoring ourselves • Scientific algorithm research Improve access and use of data and algorithms

• Make these readily available, easier to use, easier to develop

Enhance transparency and reproducibility of results • Promote open science, public trust in outcomes

Provide Speed and Scale

• Make planet-sized operations easy Google Earth Engine - [email protected] - June 20, 2011

Google’s REDD Efforts Summary • We’re working on REDD in many ways • Collecting data: Android + Open data kit • Data storing and processing: Fusion tables • Developing monitoring systems: Earth Engine

Looking forward to collaborating!

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Thanks for your attention http://www.opendatakit.org/ http://google.com/fusiontables http://earthengine.google.com/ [email protected]

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