I try to extract for a collection of 1 ha square polygons the bands coefficients from a preprocessed Landsat CCDC Google Earth Engine Asset ee.ImageCollection('projects/CCDC/v3').

My plan is the following:

  1. Try for a given ee.Geometry.Point() location: OK.
  2. Try for a 1 ha square polygon using ee.Image.sampleRectangle(): FAIL, returns the same results as for the point Geometry while the aoi contains several pixels (asset resolution = 30 m).
  3. Loop through the ee.FeatureCollection(): need input on an efficient way to iterate. I was thinking of using map() and then concatenate/merge the results into an xarray.


  • I am aware of the gee-ccdc-tools package, but I am looking for a Python solution.
  • I wonder if this could be a projection issue as hinted here.
import ee
import geemap
import numpy as np


poi = ee.Geometry.Point(-53.423000,-13.623000) # Point of interest
aoi = poi.buffer(50).bounds() # 1 ha rectangle centered on poi

ccdc = ee.ImageCollection('projects/CCDC/v3') # Load asset
ccdc_mosaic = ccdc.mosaic() # Create mosaic from 990 non-overlapping images covering the world

Map = geemap.Map()
Map.addLayer(ccdc_mosaic, {'bands':'GREEN_magnitude', 'min': 0, 'max': 0.01}, 'ccdc_mosaic')
Map.addLayer(poi, {'color': 'red'}, 'poi')
Map.addLayer(aoi, {'color': 'blue'}, 'aoi')
Map # Display for inspection with 'Inspector'

tEnd_poi = np.array(ccdc_mosaic.sampleRectangle(poi).get('tEnd').getInfo())

# This pixel contains 4 time segments: OK
array([[[1999.78662184, 2007.64972982, 2013.694921  , 2019.67435735]]])

GREEN_coefs_poi = np.array(ccdc_mosaic.sampleRectangle(poi).get('GREEN_coefs').getInfo())

# The 8 coefficients for the GREEN band for the 4 time segments: OK
array([[[[ 2.31620175e+01, -1.15526059e-02,  2.27645180e-02,
           0.00000000e+00,  0.00000000e+00,  0.00000000e+00,
           0.00000000e+00,  0.00000000e+00],
         [ 3.99429518e-02,  0.00000000e+00,  1.79411590e-03,
          -1.11117008e-03,  0.00000000e+00,  0.00000000e+00,
           0.00000000e+00,  0.00000000e+00],
         [ 1.17203301e-01, -3.64512731e-05,  4.46052439e-03,
          -1.55708945e-03,  0.00000000e+00,  0.00000000e+00,
           0.00000000e+00,  0.00000000e+00],
         [ 4.13283961e-02,  0.00000000e+00,  2.13285985e-03,
           0.00000000e+00, -1.16010972e-03,  0.00000000e+00,
           0.00000000e+00,  0.00000000e+00]]]])

# Get coefficients for the area of interest
GREEN_coefs_aoi = np.array(ccdc_mosaic.sampleRectangle(aoi).get('GREEN_coefs').getInfo())

GREEN_coefs_poi == GREEN_coefs_aoi
# True...
  • you should not use sampleRectangle but export the image either as an asset or a .Tif. be aware that if you export to tif you will have an issue as exported bands cannot be arrays. you can have a look here: gis.stackexchange.com/questions/393671/… Commented Dec 9, 2022 at 4:23

1 Answer 1


You can turn the CCDC segments array image into an image with a band per array element, then use getDownloadURL() to extract the data. You will end up with a lot of bands, and you cannot download more than 32MB. The below script of 1000x1000m and 6 segments gives you 250 bands and a 17MB download.

Have a look at Noel's article for some more tips on downloads.

import ee

ee.Authenticate() # Skip if you're running this in SEPAL

def flattenSegments(segments):
    maxSegments = (segments

    return ee.Image(
        ee.List.sequence(0, maxSegments.subtract(1))
            lambda segmentIndex, acc:
                ee.Image(acc).addBands(toSegment(segmentIndex, segments)),

def toSegment(segmentIndex, segments):
    segmentIndex = ee.Number(segmentIndex).int8()
    segment = segments.arraySlice(0, segmentIndex, segmentIndex.add(1))
    coefs = ee.Image(
        ee.List.sequence(0, 7)
            lambda coefIndex, acc:
                ee.Image(acc).addBands(toCoef(coefIndex, segment)),
    otherBands = (segment
                ee.Filter.stringEndsWith('item', '_coefs').Not()
    return (otherBands
        .regexpRename('(.*)', segmentIndex.format('%d').cat('_$1'), False))

def toCoef(coefIndex, segment):
    coefIndex = ee.Number(coefIndex).int8()
    coef = (segment
        .arraySlice(1, coefIndex, coefIndex.add(1))
    return (coef
        .arrayGet([0, 0]))

geometry = (ee.Geometry.Point([-64.44248584974648, -7.473629193079254])

segments = (ee.ImageCollection('projects/CCDC/v3')

flattened = flattenSegments(segments)
url = flattened.getDownloadURL({
    'format': "NPY",
    'region':  geometry

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