I am new to Google Earth Engine and was trying to run a script to get Landsat images of districts of India after having a fusion table of shapes of all districts. GEE script is as:

var india = ee.FeatureCollection('ft:1UDdgOCf8DoRJ9bVm-UVbR6CqxtkJToLQjTFd0r0Z','geometry')
    .filter(ee.Filter.eq('Name', 'India'))
var district = ee.FeatureCollection('ft:1_GTWq6xk3hMYl6LelMm8o3VlnoHH0bsFUzLiW3_i','geometry')
    .filter(ee.Filter.eq('district', district_name));

where district_name is a defined variable containing the name of a district

 var india_image = ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LC08/C01/T1_TOA')
    .filterDate('2014-03-01', '2014-09-01')
    // .limit(500)
var district_image = ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LC08/C01/T1_TOA')
    .filterDate(year + '-03-01', year + '-05-01')

and then after performing few actions having no affect on any of the variables, I am exporting these images to my Google drive.

  image: input.clip(district),
  description: district_name + '_summer_' + year,
  folder : 'Project_data',
  maxPixels: 499295920080,
  scale: 30,
  region: district

But here after executing and pressing "RUN" button in "Tasks" pane of GEE, I am getting the error "A region must be a GeoJSON Polygon or LinearRing. Got: 'MultiPoint'"

Link to GEE script: GEE script

What could have gone wrong and How do I deal with this?

1 Answer 1


Use distric.geometry().bounds() or district.union().bounds() in the Export call. Even better, just draw a nice, simple rectangle around the place you want.

  • I checked both district.geometry() and district.union() one after the other and got the same error "A region must be a GeoJSON Polygon or LinearRing. Got: 'MultiPoint'", please also explain what do you mean by drawing a simple rectangle @Nicholas
    – Mayan19
    Commented Jul 2, 2019 at 2:56
  • I have edited the answer with what I think is a fix. Try appending bounds(). This will return the bounding box of whatever is in that FeatureCollection. Commented Jul 2, 2019 at 16:23
  • tried 'district.union().bounds()' but got error: "district.union(...).bounds is not a function" on console. @Nicholas
    – Mayan19
    Commented Jul 3, 2019 at 4:08
  • The 'district' property is a geometry, so I don't see how your filter is going to work. Second, you need to supply a polygon geometry to Export.image. That is provided by featureCollection.geometry() or featureCollection.union(). If you are filtering a FeatureCollection, you get another FeatureCollection, in which case you need to get the first() thing out, then call bounds() (you just need to cast to ee.Feature). code.earthengine.google.com/b36b660ca1f7a877bb508e920ac10b27. Please note the Docs tab, from which you can learn about the return types of these methods. Commented Jul 3, 2019 at 15:37

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