Will imagery mapped(clipped) to a polygon ROI consisting of thousands or tens of thousands of vertices be processed and downloaded at the similar rate as a rectangular study area of similar area?

If my study area is a very complex shape, will it be more time-efficient to download a simpler processed image collection and then batch-clip the imagery in GIS software.

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    What have you already tried? I imagine you can set-up a small experiment for yourself with less vertices under the assumption that the processing time increases with the number of vertices.
    – MarcM
    Oct 26, 2020 at 8:59
  • It shouldn't add too much processing time. However in the case you are using a complex geometry in the export call it might lead to issues. See the answer here: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/370311/…
    – JonasV
    Oct 26, 2020 at 9:03


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