From Earth to the Cloud: Harnessing Open Source Tools for Cloud-based Geospatial Analysis

September 8, 2023 9:00 AM


Qiusheng Wu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor 
Department of Geography & Sustainability
University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Satellite data are critical for a wide range of environmental applications. In the past, access to satellite data was limited to researchers and professionals with expertise in remote sensing and image processing. However, with the increasing availability of open-access satellite data and cloud-computing platforms such as Google Earth Engine, Microsoft Planetary Computer, and Amazon Web Services, anyone can now gain insight into environmental changes on a planetary scale. This presentation will introduce open-source packages, data catalogs, and interactive web apps designed to empower users in harnessing the full potential of cloud computing for geospatial analysis. These user-friendly and accessible tools enable researchers, students, and environmental professionals to explore and analyze satellite data for diverse environmental applications.

Qiusheng Wu

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