Earth Engine resources for higher education

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Use Earth Engine in your teaching! The materials on this page are community developed curricula for teaching Earth Engine in higher education. Scroll the directories below to see all the contributed content. If you use these materials to develop courses with Earth Engine, please give attribution! To contribute teaching materials to this page, contact

Introductory Remote Sensing Code Labs

The following code labs were developed by Nicholas Clinton and David Saah for an introductory remote sensing class at the Geospatial Analysis Lab at the University of San Francisco:



Some Code Labs have been translated to Japanese by Yu Fujimoto of Nara University, Nara City, Japan.

Introductory Workshop on Geospatial Analysis at Yale-NUS Data 2.0

Tirthankar "TC" Chakraborty, a doctoral scholar at Yale University, developed an introductory workshop on geospatial analysis using Google Earth Engine for the Yale-NUS Data 2.0 hackathon organized by Data-Driven Yale and Yale-NUS college.

Introductory Remote Sensing Lectures

The following materials were prepared by Ran Goldblatt for the Advanced Spatial Analysis class in UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy and the Center on Global Transformation:

Geospatial Software Design Exercises

The following materials were prepared by Dana Tomlin for a course geospatial software design class cross-listed at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale:

Advanced Remote Sensing Tutorials

These tutorials were developed by Ge (Jeff) Pu and Dr. Lindi Quackenbush at State University of New York - College of Environmental Science and Forestry as part of an advanced remote sensing course. Funding for developing these tutorials was provided by AmericaView.

Chinese language materials

These docs are contributed by Jinzhu Wang of Southwest University & Deakin University Australia, School of Life and Environmental Sciences. They are based on the Google Earth Engine guide and tutorials.

These slides and docs are contributed by Shiwei Li from Beijing Huanyuyiyan Research Center. They were used for a two-day workshop held at the Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China, March 8-9, 2019.

Russian language materials

These docs are contributed by Elizaveta Khazieva, Nikolay Nikiforov and Nikolay Bilev at Moscow State University, Geology Department, for a 2019 course on new approaches for geospatial data analysis. Please see the providers' course website for an alternative format that includes videos, links to suggested reading, and tasks.

These tutorials are provided by Vasily Lobanov and Yaroslav Vasyunin, Center for Remote Sensing at the Academy of Engineering, RUDN University, Moscow.

The Global Snow Observatory

Materials developed by James Coll, Xingong Li and Terry Slocum at the University of Kansas for a workshop at the Association of American Geographers 2015 annual meeting are available from the Global Snow Observatory website.

Where The City Meets The Sea

For the Where The City Meets The Sea course at NYU, Mary Killilea and Holly Orr developed this introductory doc.