In this activity we will make an animated GIF from a Landsat time series using LandTrendr.
Step 1. Go to Earth Engine Apps
Step 2. Set the range of years and dates to animate over
Step 3. Select an RGB/band display combination
Step 4. Set the desired animation frame rate
Step 5. Click 5 points to close a rectangle (go slow)
(may take a minute or two)
Step 6. Once rendered right click on the animation and and “save image as..” to download
Step 7. Record the width and centroid information
Step 8. Go to Snazzy EE-TS-GIF
Step 9. Follow the instructions to input the centroid, lat, long and upload the gif
Other tutorials for making animated GIFs with Landsat time series data:
+ Justin Braaten’s Snazzy-EE-TS-GIF tutorial on GitHub
+ Qiusheng Wu’s “Creating Landsat timelapse animations with animated text using Earth Engine” on Medium
Read More about LandTrendr:
Want to share your creation with the world? Use the hashtags #Landsat and #EarthDayatHome on Twitter and post your completed Landsat GIF. Accompany your tweet with you favorite thing about our home planet!