Dec 21, 2020
Dec 10, 2021
About this Course
This online course introduces the participants to Earth Engine Code Editor platform, explore some basic programming concepts, Earth Engine data structures and methods, functions, and algorithms, and implementation of surface water detection algorithm including:
- Normalized Difference Water Index (NDWI)
- Normalized Difference Moisture Index (NDMI)
- Modified Normalized Difference Water Index (MNDWI)
- Normalized Difference Pond Index (NDPI)
- Water Ratio Index (WRI)
- Simple Water Index (SWI)
The course will be structured with presentations and demonstrations to introduce material, followed by assessments that participants complete individually.
What you will learn
After completing the course, the participants will be able to:
- Understand the GEE Code Editor platform
- Analyze big data on cloud platform using geospatial Earth Engine Objects and their associated functions (images and image collections, features and feature collections, and geometries).
- Develop an understanding of various methods to detect surface water at the national, regional and global scale.
Specific knowledge and skills gained:
- Ability to access Earth observation data from various public data catalogs on a cloud platform.
- Implement various surface water detection methods in Earth Engine at the national, regional and global scale.
Water professionals and postgraduate students with interests in using big data and cloud computing to map surface water.
Course developed by
Senior Researcher: Hydro-informatics and Information Technology
United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health
UNU-INWEH MUST Scholar