GEE Setup Guide

last updated: February 05, 2024

Connect to Google Earth Engine

To enable Planet imagery delivery:

  1. To use the Planet GEE Delivery Integration, integrate your GEE account with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) projects.

  2. GCP-integrated GEE accounts are under development by Google, sign up for an upgrade account by using the EE Account Upgrade Form.

Note: To upgrade your account, you must already have an existing Earth Engine account. Sign up for a GEE license, at the EE signup page. An email is sent to your inbox.

  1. Create a GCP project that is configured with the EE API. The first time you return to the EE code editor, there is a pop-up dialog with setup instructions. Completing the setup automatically enables the EE API in the GCP project.

You can also create a cloud project and enable the EE API directly in Google Cloud Platform:

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The EE API enabled account appears similar to the following image. However, in the top-right of the Earth Engine Code Editor, there is an option to Choose a Cloud Project. There is also a new Cloud Assets section in the Assets tab.

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  1. When the Earth Engine IAM privileges are granted to the GCP project, grant the Planet service account write permission to the GCP Project.

Imprortant: When creating an order, you must input your credentials for successful delivery of Planet data to cloud storage. This introduces a potential security risk. For secure delivery to cloud storage, limit access to the required delivery path without read/write access for any other storage locations or cloud services.

  • Navigate to the Google Cloud Platform Console

  • On the navigation-menu, select IAM and Admin.

  • On the IAM page, click Add to add a new member. Paste in the Planet Google Service account, and grant the Earth Engine Resource Writer role: planet-gee-uploader@planet-earthengine-staging.iam.gserviceaccount.com

The Earth Engine account is now able to accept Planet imagery through the Planet Orders API.

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