Earth Engine is integrated with Google Cloud Platform. Specifically, the Earth Engine REST API is a Google Cloud API. When you make calls to a Cloud API, you make calls through a Cloud Project. This enables usage, storage and permissions to be configured and monitored at the project level and more easily managed for groups or collaborators.
If you don't specify a project, the Code Editor makes calls through an Earth Engine owned project. You can optionally set the Code Editor to make calls through a Cloud Project owned by you or your organization.
See the Projects page to learn how Earth Engine calls made via the Code Editor, a client library, the command line or the REST API are associated with a Cloud Project.
Get Started with Earth Engine in Google Cloud
Try one of the quickstarts to quickly get Earth Engine running through the Cloud Project and environment of your choice.
- Code Editor Cloud quickstart
- Python client Cloud quicksart
- REST API quickstart (in the REST API reference docs)
See the following concept pages to learn more about how to use Earth Engine integrated with Google Cloud.