I am looking for a way to filter images for certain dates per feature in the feature collection. I want a function that would take each individual feature from the feature collection and then check from the image collection if there is an S1 image available for that region for a particular date. The dates are also listed in a column in the feature collection for each feature. So for feature1 is there an image for 2016-04-17 in the S1 collection, if yes select that feature. The feature collection table contains a column called 'SrcImgDate'. So I just want to filter out a feature collection with features that have an image for the srcimgdate next to them.

Expected output: FeatureCollection with all features that intersect with an image at the given srcimgdate and location

This is the imageCollection with a general date range

var Sentinel1 = S1.filter(ee.Filter.eq('transmitterReceiverPolarisation', pol))
                  .filterMetadata('instrumentMode', 'equals', 'IW')
                  .filterDate('2016-04-01','2016-08-30' )
                  .filterMetadata('resolution_meters', 'equals' , 10);

Here is the link to the FeatureCollection. You can limit it to 1000, as it has 11000 feature and would give an error to use such a large dataset. https://code.earthengine.google.com/?asset=users/rawailnaeem/CA

  • I am really having a hard time trying to understand what you want to do. If you want to filter the FeatureCollection in each Feature when you loop over it, you won't get a single FeatureCollection as output. Aug 26, 2018 at 2:43
  • Multiple feature collections would work too. Each feature has an attribute called 'SrcImgDate' and I need to see if this date matches a 'system:time start' date from the image. If yes, I want that feature to be filtered. I hope this makes some sense now. Aug 27, 2018 at 4:45
  • What's the value of pol in S1.filter(ee.Filter.eq('transmitterReceiverPolarisation', pol))? Aug 27, 2018 at 11:09
  • I have done it, but there is not matching, the resulting FeatureCollection is empty, have a look and see if it is what you want, and let me know. code.earthengine.google.com/45b0615bfcc67063e77b55a57fc5e0bf Aug 27, 2018 at 12:31
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    I found the error, it was due to milliseconds, image's dates where in the same day but not exactly in the same millisecond. Aug 28, 2018 at 21:25

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In this approach I am not selecting VH and VV bands because some images in the collection don't have them (or one of them). Also, I am not filtering by transmitterReceiverPolarisation because the question does not provide one.

var table = ee.FeatureCollection("users/rawailnaeem/CA");
var S1 = ee.ImageCollection("COPERNICUS/S1_GRD");

var t = table.limit(1000);

var Sentinel1 = S1.filterMetadata('instrumentMode', 'equals', 'IW')
                  .filterDate('2016-04-01','2016-08-30' )
                  .filterMetadata('resolution_meters', 'equals' , 10)

var S1dates = Sentinel1.toList(Sentinel1.size()).map(function(img){
  var idate = ee.Image(img).date();
  return ee.Date.fromYMD(

// print images dates
print(S1dates.map(function(millis) {
  return ee.Date(millis).format();

var newfc = ee.List(t.iterate(function(feat, ini){
  // cast
  var ini = ee.List(ini);
  var feat = ee.Feature(feat);

  // get src date
  var srcd = ee.String(feat.get('SrcImgDate'));
  var year = ee.Number.parse(srcd.slice(0, 4));
  var month = ee.Number.parse(srcd.slice(4, 6));
  var day = ee.Number.parse(srcd.slice(6, 8));

  var date = ee.Date.fromYMD(year, month, day).millis();

  var condition = S1dates.contains(date);

  return ee.Algorithms.If(condition, ini.add(feat), ini);
}, ee.List([])));

var newfc = ee.FeatureCollection(newfc);


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