Louisiana State University

Dr. Qiusheng Wu - Wetland Mapping with Cloud Computing and Open-Source Software

Dr. Qiusheng Wu, University of Tennessee

Google Earth Engine is a cloud-computing platform with a multi-petabyte catalog of satellite imagery and geospatial datasets. Built upon the Earth Engine Python API and open-source mapping libraries, geemap enables Earth Engine users to interactively manipulate, analyze, and visualize geospatial big data in a Jupyter environment. This presentation highlights the key features of geemap for interactive analysis of satellite imagery and demonstrates how it can be used for mapping surface water and wetland inundation dynamics. For more information about geemap, visit https://geemap.org

Short Bio: Dr. Qiusheng Wu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography & Sustainability at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is also an Amazon Visiting Academic and a Google Developer Expert (GDE) for Earth Engine. His research focuses on Geographic Information Science, remote sensing, and open-source software development. Dr. Wu is an advocate of open science and reproducible research. He has developed several open-source packages that have been widely used by the geospatial community, such as geemap, leafmap, and whitebox. His research has been funded by NASA, USDA, and the US Department of Defense. More information about his research can be found at https://wetlands.io.

Friday, March 3 at 10:00am to 11:20am

Business Education Complex, 1620

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
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