I am doing a household survey in Kenya, and I need to ensure that my survey team visits every house within a given area. I've been going to google maps and right-clicking on roofs to get coordinates via the "what's here" option. This is really an inefficient use of time.
I'd prefer to have a high-resolution image that I could upload to google earth engine, and then perform a machine-learning algorithm to identify roofs. I'd want to get a text file of the lat/longs of all the houses, which I could then cluster by distance and give to my surveyors, both in map and in checklist format.
But the images in google maps satellite view are copyrighted and not available in earth engine. So I need images at high-enough resolution to identify corrugated iron and straw thatch roofs, with roughly ~3km^2 spatial extent.
What are some good sources for such data? Ideally that will give it freely or cheaply to graduate students and/or nonprofits?