The Google Earth Engine Python SDK by Google allows developers to interface with the Google Earth Engine API. Developers should note that the API is in active development and applications using Earth Engine will need to be updated as changes are made. Currently, the API is only available to trusted testers.
While many are excited about live traffic data on firm ground, others have turned their attention to the other 3/4 of the earth. According to The Map Room, many ships are required to carry transponders to broadcast their location. The result is a lot of public marine data and the perfect situation for a classic map mashup.