I am new to Google Earth Engine and I am working with Sentinel-2 imagery for landcover classification.

I need to limit the Sentinel 2 images to a specific study area i.e. Area of Interest. What specific commands do I need to achieve this?

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What you do in EarthEngine is create a collection of Sentinel-2 images that you filter according to your criteria.

For instance if you want to limit your AOI to the map area in the code editor:

var collection = ee.ImageCollection('COPERNICUS/S2')

You could also draw a polygon, name it AOI and filter to it. It might also be a good idea to filter by time:

var collection = ee.ImageCollection('COPERNICUS/S2')
 .filterDate('2016-01-01', '2016-12-31')
  • Many thanks Kersten. This has worked well! I discovered another method that works: var clippedImage = image.clip(feature) whereby I created a rectangle with the area bounds and then clipped the median sentinel image with that rectangle. Jan 19, 2017 at 13:56

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