I took help from Converting Feature Collection of one element (Multi Point Geometry) into Feature Collection of different elements

I tried the code suggested in the above question but i get the following error: Error in map(ID=0):

GeometryConstructors.Polygon, argument 'coordinates': Invalid type. Expected: List. Actual: Feature.

The feature collection has coordinates property which consists of List of geometries but its still giving the error. do i need to provide anything specific to apply the same code for Multipolygon as against Multipoint suggested in the question.

The FeatureCollection looks as follows when printed:

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the code is as follows:

var mp = ee.FeatureCollection(result.map(function(p){
var poly = ee.Feature(ee.Geometry.Polygon(p), {})
return poly;}))

where result is my featureCollection.

  • Please always provide errors, and output as formatted text rather than as pictures of text.
    – PolyGeo
    Commented Jan 24, 2020 at 7:09
  • Please share a link to your feature collection. Probably, you can first map over all features and set the type of geometry using ee.Feature(feat).geometry().type(), then you can apply a filter to handle the multiPoint and multiPolygon apart.
    – Kuik
    Commented Jan 24, 2020 at 18:03
  • A related question and answer: gis.stackexchange.com/q/348362/68792 Commented Jan 25, 2020 at 1:20

1 Answer 1


Here is a toy example of exploding multi-geometry features in a feature collection into individual features (in a feature collection).

// Make a multi-point geometry.
var multiPoint = ee.Geometry.MultiPoint(
  [[-117, 37],
   [-118, 38],
   [-119, 39]]

// Make a feature collection from the geometry, add two to demonstrate mapping
// the multi-geometry explosion operation.
var fc = ee.FeatureCollection([

// Make feature collection a list and map over the elements (features)
var multiGeomExplodeList = fc.toList(fc.size()).map(function(feature) {
  // Cast the input as a feature since it is coming from a list, get its
  // geometry, then split geometries into a list.
  var geomList = ee.Feature(feature).geometry().geometries();
  // Map over the geometry list.
  var featureList = geomList.map(function(geom) {
    // Return a feature representation of the geometry.
    return ee.Feature(ee.Geometry(geom));
  // Return a list of all the features making up a potential multi-geometry,
  // this is a list. 
  return featureList;
// The result is a list of feature lists - flatten to a single list of features.

// Convert the list of features to a featureCollection.
var multiGeomExplodeFc = ee.FeatureCollection(multiGeomExplodeList);

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Note: this solution relies on the .toList() method, which is resource intensive, so may not work for large feature collections or features that include many coordinates (large/complex/precise).

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