Develop, access and run algorithms on the full Earth Engine data archive, all using Google's parallel processing platform.
The Earth Engine API is currently available as a limited release to a small group of partners. If you are interested in developing on the Earth Engine platform, let us know.
Google Earth Engine brings together the world's satellite imagery — trillions of scientific measurements dating back almost 40 years — and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on the Earth's surface. Applications include: detecting deforestation, classifying land cover, estimating forest biomass and carbon, and mapping the world’s roadless areas.
To learn more, view product videos and the Featured Gallery (below). Or visit the Data Catalog to explore our archive of satellite imagery. Certain features (such as data download) are restricted to members of our trusted tester program.
New! Our global, zoomable timelapse of Earth's surface now extends back to 1984. Learn more about these stunning new visualizations on the Official Google Blog and in an in-depth, exclusive article by TIME magazine. Explore the gallery below to see thirty years of change across the entire planet.
Explore different views into this global timelapse built from global, annual composites of Landsat satellite images. Watch change across the planet's surface beginning as early as 1984.
We have precomputed a number of interesting datasets using the Earth Engine platform, below. Click on each to learn more and preview the data as a global time-lapse or as a layer in a Google Earth client.
We are continually adding new datasets and updating existing datasets with new data as it becomes available.
Would you like to contribute data to the Earth Engine catalog? Contact our data team.