Modis product have range of value NDVI from -2000 to 10000, but I need this range of value modify on range from -0,2 to 1 This is my code for finding NDVI in region:

var California = ee.Feature(    // California.
    {label: 'California'});
var Utah = ee.Feature(  // Utah.
    {label: 'Utah'});
var Coloredo = ee.Feature(  // Coloredo.
    {label: 'Coloredo'});
var sites = new ee.FeatureCollection([California, Utah, Coloredo]);
var collection = ee.ImageCollection ('MODIS/MOD13Q1')

//function to create mask from SmmaryQA
var maskQA = function(image) {
  return image.updateMask(image.select("SummaryQA").eq(0));

var goodCollection = collection.map(maskQA)

//var nas= googCollection.multiply(0.00001)
//var evi1 = function(evi){
  //return evi.updateMask(goodCollection * 0.0001)
//var areaImageSqKm = goodCollection.multiply(0.00001);
//var fallowedArea = fallowed.multiply(areaImageSqKm);  
//var evi2 = collection.map(evi1)

var NDVITimeSeries = ui.Chart.image.seriesByRegion(
    goodCollection, sites, ee.Reducer.mean(),'NDVI', 5000, 'system:time_start', 'label')
          title: 'Temporal development of MODIS product',
          vAxis: {title: 'NDVI'},
          lineWidth: 1,
          pointSize: 1,


How do I recalculate the value range?

  • Why do you need to recalculate the range? You could just change the labels in your chart to read -0.2 to 1 instead of -2000 to 10000 and the rest of the chart would not change at all.
    – Kersten
    Jan 4, 2017 at 9:06
  • You could improve this question by removing the commented out lines that are note relevant. Feb 3, 2017 at 23:19

1 Answer 1


You can add a new band with a rescaled NDVI values, by mapping a function over the collection:

// Add a rescaled NDVI band to each image in the collection.
goodCollection = goodCollection.map(
  function(img) {
    var rescaled_NDVI = img.select('NDVI')
    return img.addBands(rescaled_NDVI);

You will then need to update your charting code to use the new band:

var NDVITimeSeries = ui.Chart.image.seriesByRegion({
    imageCollection: goodCollection,
    regions: sites,
    reducer: ee.Reducer.mean(),
    band: 'NDVI_rescaled',
    scale: 5000,
    xProperty: 'system:time_start',
    seriesProperty: 'label'
      title: 'Temporal development of MODIS product',
      vAxis: {title: 'NDVI'},
      lineWidth: 1,
      pointSize: 1,

The scaling factor of 0.0001 was obtained from the USGS MOD13Q1 product page.

  • is it not possible in EE to directly change "in-place" a specific band of a multi-band image? It seems that would be very useful, instead of this create a new one + add it back approach?
    – Matifou
    Jul 22, 2020 at 18:29

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