SciPy 2014

Video recording and production done by Enthought.

Background What is Earth Engine at a high level? Why did the Earth Engine (EE) project start? To monitor global deforestation. What architecture design decisions were made, and why? Just-in-time computation model Lazy evaluation for real-time feedback The Earth Engine Python API PyPI package: earthengine-api OAuth authentication Using IPython Notebooks for algorithm development Special display methods for interactive maps Philosophical goals and how they are manifested Organize the world's (geospatial) information and make it universally accessible and useful Facilitate open transparent science Speed up science by reducing the effort required to test hypotheses Enable collaborative algorithm development Selected Results Consumer-grade visualizations Time-lapse global scale interactive video - blog post, interactive viewer (centered on Austin) Science-grade Data Products High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change - Science journal publication, blog post, interactive viewer The Future Global-scale analysis challenges An invitation for developers

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