I have an image collection of Landsat 7 filtered by a date and PATH and ROW of interest, and I want to know the best way to mosaic all the images (tiles) that have same PATH and ROW into one image.

The collection is created by the following code:

var L7_1 = ee.ImageCollection("LANDSAT/LE07/C02/T1_L2") .filterDate('2000-01-01', '2000-12-31') .filter(ee.Filter.metadata('WRS_PATH', "greater_than", 171)) .filter(ee.Filter.metadata('WRS_PATH', "less_than", 206)) 
.filter(ee.Filter.metadata('WRS_ROW', "greater_than", 27)) 
.filter(ee.Filter.metadata('WRS_ROW', "less_than", 37)) 
print(L7_1, 'L7_1');

I would like to do this iteratively for the whole collection over a broad date range and obtain a new image collection of mosaicked images by single PATH and ROW.

1 Answer 1


You can do this with a join.

var collection = ee.ImageCollection("LANDSAT/LE07/C02/T1_L2")
  .filterDate('2000-01-01', '2001-01-01') // End date is exclusive
  .filter(ee.Filter.metadata('WRS_PATH', "greater_than", 171))
  .filter(ee.Filter.metadata('WRS_PATH', "less_than", 206)) 
  .filter(ee.Filter.metadata('WRS_ROW', "greater_than", 27)) 
  .filter(ee.Filter.metadata('WRS_ROW', "less_than", 37))
var pathRowCollection = ee.ImageCollection(ee.Join.saveAll('images')
  // Join images with same row/path together
    // Collection with one image for each row/path
    primary: collection
      .distinct(['WRS_PATH', 'WRS_ROW']), 
    secondary: collection, 
    condition: ee.Filter.and(
      ee.Filter.equals({leftField: 'WRS_PATH', rightField: 'WRS_PATH'}),
      ee.Filter.equals({leftField: 'WRS_ROW', rightField: 'WRS_ROW'})
  .map(function (image) {
    // All images for this row/path will be in the `images` property of the image
    return ee.ImageCollection(ee.List(image.get('images')))
      // Remove clouds in every image for this row/path
      // Pick some approach to reduce the collection into a single image
      // median(), mean(), mosaic(), qualityMosaic(), reduce(ee.Reducer)
      // Rescaling to 0-10000, just out of habit
      // Include row/path for the composite
      .copyProperties(image, ['WRS_PATH', 'WRS_PATH'])

Map.addLayer(pathRowCollection.mosaic(), {bands: 'SR_B3,SR_B2,SR_B1', min: 0, max: 3000})

function maskClouds(image) {
  var cloudFree = bitwiseExtract(image.select('QA_PIXEL'), 0, 5).eq(0)
  return image

function bitwiseExtract(value, fromBit, toBit) {
  if (toBit === undefined)
    toBit = fromBit
  var maskSize = ee.Number(1).add(toBit).subtract(fromBit)
  var mask = ee.Number(1).leftShift(maskSize).subtract(1)
  return value.rightShift(fromBit).bitwiseAnd(mask)


  • Thank you @DanielWiell. The output collection (pathRowCollection) contains single image produced by mosaic of all images of the 2000 year that have the same PATH and ROW?
    – user207655
    Sep 7, 2022 at 7:51
  • No, pathRowCollection contains 271 images, one for each path/row within your constraint. I did make a mistake though - copyProperties() included the path twice. Here's the fixed script with some debug output to show the contents of the resulting collection: code.earthengine.google.com/faf93086755d2655a2c96d65806e57ac. Sep 7, 2022 at 8:52
  • Thank you @DanielWiell. But, for example the first image of pathRowCollection is mosaic of raw images (contains in my collection) that have the same path e row?
    – user207655
    Sep 7, 2022 at 9:06
  • Yes. In this case, a median composite of all images from that path/row Sep 7, 2022 at 10:17
  • Well done @DanielWiell. Thank you.
    – user207655
    Sep 7, 2022 at 10:26

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