I am exporting an image collection to video using:

  collection: mov_EVI,
  description: 'Modis EVI-Classified Water',
  dimensions: 720,
  framesPerSecond: 10,

How can I add a timestamp to the export frames of the video using system:time_start of each image?

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Here is a code that I found from an answer from google-earth-engine developers group by Gennadii Donchyts: https://code.earthengine.google.com/6270df443326ec0d90a18838bd91c5a5

Essentially, a package has been written in GEE to annotate on ee.Image object, which then can be exported as the video.

  • If this answered your initial question please mark it as the correct answer using the grey/green arrow on the left side.
    – Kersten
    Feb 26, 2018 at 9:35
  • Tried to adjust this using a different dataset and a fixed label text, but get the error message text.annnotateImage is not a function.
    – s6hebern
    Jan 10, 2020 at 16:23
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    See here - you need to import the package at the beginning gis.stackexchange.com/questions/366055/…
    – Beardsley
    Dec 14, 2020 at 20:33

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