I have been working on a few projects in GEE for the past year. Access to GEE code editor has now been revoked (I've been told that Google wants the US Fish and Wildlife Service to pay to use GEE now). I would like to at least retain the scripts that I've written. In the developers guide it states that "The Scripts manager stores private, shared and example scripts in Git repositories hosted by Google." Is there a way to access personal scripts in the git repository without having to sign into the code editor?


The script repositories that you access from the Earth Engine Code Editor are stored in Google Cloud Source. The can be accessed via a web browser using the following URL pattern:


Script repositories can be cloned locally with Git. For example, to clone your default repository:

git clone https://earthengine.googlesource.com/users/USERNAME/default
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  • Thanks. I tried your suggestion but I'm getting the same message I get when trying to access the code editor "You don't have access to this service. To request access, contact the administrator for your organization’s Google services." My colleague has already spoken to IT and they said google now wants $ for government use of GEE. I see you work for GEE, do you know if there is truth to that? – Kevin Barnes Mar 12 '19 at 0:26
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    The error message indicates that an administrator within your organization has disabled access to Earth Engine. The Earth Engine Terms of Service (earthengine.google.com/terms) allow for "development, research, or educational purposes" and "evaluation in a production environment", but do not allow for "sustained commercial purposes". The terms have not changed since 2015, so I don't know why Earth Engine has been disabled for your organization at this time. – Tyler Erickson Mar 13 '19 at 21:09
  • Thanks for the response. I don't think they know either. I've been in touch with IT today. They are trying to figure out what is going on, but said I shouldn't have ever been able to sign in with a fws.gov email address because google cloud source isn't approved for government use, or something like that...but I was granted access back in Dec 2016 and have been using it for two years with a government email address. I guess they just changed something this Monday and now I can't get in. It's my worst nightmare. – Kevin Barnes Mar 14 '19 at 17:50
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    Tyler, is it not working anymore? I'm trying to run git clone without success... – Etore Marcari Jr. Jan 14 at 19:45

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