Welcome to the Google Earth Engine tutorial for using Hansen et al. (2013) global forest cover and change data and Forest Monitoring for Action (FORMA, Hammer et al. 2009) data from Global Forest Watch. This tutorial provides examples of how to use Earth Engine to visualize these data, how to compute forest change over time and other statistics within a region of interest and how to download both the data and results of analyses.
License and Attribution
The data described in this tutorial are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Please use the recommended citation on the relevant dataset description page.
The tutorial assumes no programming background, although it does assume a willingness to learn some programming. Before proceeding, please make sure to:
- Signup for Earth Engine. Once you have been accepted, you will receive an email with additional information.
- If you are unfamiliar with the Earth Engine API, check out the Introduction to the Earth Engine API tutorial.