I tried the following code in the Google Earth Engine through the various countries which have different dry season. But I cannot understand how to iterate the code. can anyone generate iteration using this code over any country of the world?

//clip boundary for each and every collection
var clipBoundary = function(image)
                          return image.clip(countries.filterMetadata("ADM0_NAME","equals","India"))
//create a time band for linear regression
var createTimeBand = function(image) {
   // in the linear regression output.
  return image.addBands(image.metadata('system:time_start'));

 var startdate = ee.Date('2017-12-01');
  var enddate = ee.Date('2018-05-31');
var collection = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/006/MOD13Q1').select('NDVI')
                        .select(['system:time_start', 'NDVI'])
  Map.centerObject(collection, 6)
  • what program/system are you using? – Ian Turton May 17 at 8:31

I guess you want to iterate over all the countries? As you asset countries was not shared/accessible, I made the countries from the asset "USDOS/LSIB_SIMPLE/2017".

You can first get all the country names using:

// get a list of country names. Use "ADM0_NAME" in your case
var countryNames = ee.List(countries.aggregate_array('country_na'));

You can then map over those country names and get the scale from the reducer output using:

// map over the countries to get a image collection per country
var mappedCountries = ee.ImageCollection.fromImages(countryNames.map(function(country){
  country = ee.String(country);
  // clip the colleciton to the country
  var clippedCollection = collection.map(function(image){
    return clipBoundary(image, country);
  // reduce image collection and get scale
  var scale = clippedCollection.reduce(ee.Reducer.linearFit())
  return scale.set('country', country);

Note I made the function you defined function instead of variables so you can put them at the bottom of the script. Also note I prefiltered the collection on you start and end date. See the link

  • I'll go through the code and check this match for my requirement – pavi May 17 at 9:09
  • Can I use the code, again and again, to filter more countries simultaneously? – pavi May 17 at 10:02
  • I mean countries which have different dry seasons – pavi May 17 at 10:02
  • The output is one image with scale paramater from the reduced collection of all the countries inside the table "countries" – Kuik May 17 at 11:48
  • can we filter another country without executing the same code at a different time? – pavi May 21 at 1:51

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