Use of Google Earth Engine

Can Google Earth Engine ( be used for this competition?

@atca1977 Good question! Any tools used must be publicly available and free to use (see the problem description for details). Google Earth Engine does not clearly comply with these rules, so we would not recommend using it in your submission. We are following up with Google Earth Engine to confirm their cost policies, and will update participants if that policy changes.

For some other good options for accessing competition data, I recommend checking out the data resources blog post. Best of luck and let us know if you have any other questions!

Google Earth Engine is not considered to meet the criteria for free use in certain contexts due to its specific terms of service and licensing agreements. While Google Earth Engine does offer free access to some basic services and datasets, there are limitations on the extent of free usage, and additional charges may apply for certain types of usage, especially for heavy or commercial use.