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Overview of GEE platform and available data

One of the most appealing advantages of using the Google Earth Engine is the vast amount of different data available for processing and analysis. On the official Website, the full data catalog can be easily browsed and checked on details on how to implement the desired datasets into your GEE code.

 Satellite Data

Landsat Data Landsat 1-5 MSS Landsat 4 Landsat 5 Landsat 7 Landsat 8
Data availability 1972-1999 1982-1993 1984-2012 1999-present


Sentinel data

Sentinel-1 Sentinel-2 MSI Sentinel-3: Ocean and Land Color Instrument Sentinel-5P: TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument
Data availability 2014-present 2015-present 2016-Present 2018-present
Modis Data
Several daily products as well as derived datasets

Some examples of important and frequently used datasets available are:

SRTM Digital Elevation Data Version 4

Gridded Population of the World (GPW) Version 4.11, various datasets available

Copernicus CORINE Land Cover

MODIS Fire_cci Burned Area pixel product

Global Administrative Unit Layers (GAUL) 2015: Country Boundaries / First Level AU / Second Level AU

GLCF: Landsat Global Inland Water

Global Human Settlement Layers: Built-up Grid / Population Grid / Settlement Grid