Remote Sensing Analysis at Scale with Google Earth Engine

Nick Clinton, Developer Advocate, Google Earth Engine


Date: 2017-02-28
Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Location: Atkinson Pavilion, Faculty Club, UC San Diego

Guest Speaker: Nick Clinton, Google Earth Engine
Developer Advocate

*Registration is Required.
Host: Big Pixel Initiative, Ctr on Global Transformation


This talk by Google Earth Engine developer advocate Nick Clinton is organized by the Big Pixel Initiative to get more students involved in analyzing large satellite data sets that Clinton calls "the next frontier in big data."

Satellite imagery is the next frontier in big data. As new generations of satellites make high-resolution images of the planet available over ever shorter time intervals, researchers will be able to study changes in human activity and the natural environment at scale and in near real time.

In this talk, Nick Clinton, a Developer Advocate at Google Earth Engine, will discuss new possibilities for geospatial analysis at scale and how the research community can use Google Earth Engine as a tool for planetary-scale cloud-based analysis.

We will present a live demonstrate on how this platform can be used to perform basic image classification and change detection analysis.

This event is sponsored by GPS's Center on Global Transformation and UC San Diego's Big Pixel Initiative.


Nick Clinton received a bachelor's, master's and Ph.D. from the UC Berkeley's Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. From 2008 to 2011, Clinton worked in the Airborne Sensor Facility of the NASA Ames Research Center, producing calibrated imagery and supporting sensor maintenance for thermal, multispectral and hyperspectral imagers. From 2012 to 2015, he was on the faculty of the Center for Earth System Science at Tsinghua University, in Beijing. He joined Google in 2015, where he serves as a Developer Advocate on the Google Earth Engine team.


A reception will be held following the talk.

Questions? Contact Lisa Lee.

*Registration is Required