Rent-a-VM to Process Earthquake Data




Create Compute Engine instance with the necessary API access

Install software

Ingest USGS data

Transform the data

Create bucket and Store data

Rent-a-VM to Process Earthquake Data

40 minutes 1 Credit


Google Cloud Self-Paced Labs


Using Google Cloud to set up a virtual machine to process earthquake data frees you from IT minutia to focus on your scientific goals. You can ingest and process data, then present the results in various formats. In this lab, you will ingest real-time earthquake data published by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and create maps that look like the following:


In this lab you will spin up a virtual machine, access it remotely, and then manually create a pipeline to retrieve, process and publish the data.

What you will learn

In this lab, you will learn how to do the following:

  • Create a Compute Engine instance with specific security permissions.
  • SSH into the instance.
  • Install the software package Git (for source code version control).
  • Ingest data into the Compute Engine instance.
  • Transform data on the Compute Engine instance.
  • Store the transformed data on Cloud Storage.
  • Publish Cloud Storage data to the web.

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