RESTEC Releases VEGA – Visualizing Earth tool by Google Earth Engine Apps

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Visualizing Earth tool by Google Earth Engine Apps (VEGA) is a web-based application empowered by Google Earth Engine (GEE) which allows you to browse and visualize Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2 archives without downloading the data or installing any software.

Image of Tokyo bay visualized by VEGA. Users can select bands to change color composition as well as a composition method.


Users of GEE usually write JavaScript code, but VEGA doesn’t require JavaScript knowledge. You can select options or input numbers on the control panel.

Anybody who has interests in remote sensing and analyzing satellite data can use VEGA without user registration nor signing up.

*VEGA : Visualizing Earth tool by Google Earth Engine Apps

User’s Manual(latest version)



Terms of Use

Revision Date: 30th January 2024

RESTEC grants users the right to use ‘Visualizing Earth tool by Google Earth Engine Apps (VEGA)’ under the following conditions. Note that users shall be deemed to have consented to the content of the Terms of Use upon their use of VEGA.

  • The copyright and other intellectual property rights of VEGA belong to RESTEC.
  • Users may not sell, rent or lease VEGA to any third party.
  • VEGA is provided as is without warranty of any kind and RESTEC makes no warranties of any kind, either express or implied, regarding VEGA, including but not limited to its merchantability and suitability for a particular use.
  • Any problems that occur with this software shall be resolved at users’ own risk and expense.
  • Users shall exempt and guarantee RESTEC from damage, loss or liability for claims made to the users by a third party related to the use of VEGA.
  • Users may use VEGA screenshots in print and online articles without the RESTEC’s permission as long as they follow the Google’s guidelines and do not distort or modify them in any way.