I have converted a shapefile polygon to a KML file using QGIS, and now am trying to import it to a Google Earth Engine feature table to clip some NDVI difference analysis I'm conducting, but I can't get the polygon to display in the GEE map.

The link to the KML polygon is here: https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?docid=1b_lTfxp3ne0PBN_BRG7MgbWLG0dlyjMtWjWF0EEf

And the code I'm using to try to display it is here:

// display Leyte province, Philippines 
// data from: http://www.philgis.org/freegisdata.htm

var leyte = ee.FeatureCollection('ft:1b_lTfxp3ne0PBN_BRG7MgbWLG0dlyjMtWjWF0EEf');

Map.addLayer(leyte, {'color':'00FF00'});
Map.setCenter(124.65087, 11.0544296, 8);

I think there might be an issue with the geocoding that's keeping it from displaying, but can't identify the issue.

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If you run print(leyte); and open the Console, you'll see the FeatureCollection is trying to draw the polygon with geo_column: ISO, which is clearly not your KML geometry column from the Fusion table. I was able to display the polygon instead just by specifying the correct geometry column, which in this case is called geometry:

var leyte = ee.FeatureCollection('ft:1b_lTfxp3ne0PBN_BRG7MgbWLG0dlyjMtWjWF0EEf', 'geometry');
  • Thanks. I figured it was something simple but that I was just missing. Cheers.
    – jbukoski
    Commented May 10, 2016 at 20:45

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