Below is my code and it runs perfectly but when I run the unsubmitted task in gee,it gives this error:

Error: Image.setDefaultProjection, argument 'image': Invalid type. Expected type: Image. Actual type: ImageCollection. (Error code: 3)

var dataset = ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LC08/C02/T1_L2')
      .filterDate('2019-11-17', '2020-03-31')

// Applies scaling factors.
function applyScaleFactors(image) {
  var qaMask = image.select('QA_PIXEL').bitwiseAnd(parseInt('11111', 2)).eq(0);
  var saturationMask = image.select('QA_RADSAT').eq(0);
  var opticalBands = image.select('SR_B.').multiply(0.0000275).add(-0.2);
  var thermalBands = image.select('ST_B.*').multiply(0.00341802).add(149.0);
  return image.addBands(opticalBands, null, true)
              .addBands(thermalBands, null, true)

dataset = dataset.map(applyScaleFactors);

var visualization = {
  bands: ['SR_B4', 'SR_B3', 'SR_B2'],
  min: 0.0,
  max: 0.3,

Map.addLayer(dataset, visualization, 'True Color (432)');

  image: dataset,
  description: 'Landsat8_for_NDBI',
  scale: 10, 
  maxPixels: 1e13, 
  region: geometry 

Can you help me to bypass this?

  • 1
    In your script, dataset is not an image but an image collection. You cannot pass an ImageCollection to image parameter of toDrive function. May 23, 2022 at 12:22

1 Answer 1


Use the awesome geetools from Rodrigo E. Principe for exporting an ImageCollection to Drive:

var batch = require('users/fitoprincipe/geetools:batch');

  scale: 10, 
  maxPixels: 1e13, 
  region: geometry 
  • I had an error :In users/fitoprincipe/geetools:batch Line 133: collection.size is not a function May 23, 2022 at 15:52
  • @AugustusInyang check the parenthesis, imageCollection and folder are out of curly brackets. That error is because the function didn't load an imageCollection. It works for me: code.earthengine.google.com/6d8fd26868308b75839634e32b235399
    – aldo_tapia
    May 23, 2022 at 16:11
  • Sorry I actually corrected it, but the issue is the page keeps freezing and becomes unresponsive May 23, 2022 at 16:14
  • @AugustusInyang maybe the study area is too big or the date range takes too many scenes. Try it with a small date range first for debugging purposes
    – aldo_tapia
    May 23, 2022 at 16:53
  • I guess you are right, because after waiting for a couple of time, lots of task started loading, and the issue now is that, after downloading one of the task then imported to Arcmap, the landsat image is a no data May 24, 2022 at 10:35

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