ee.FeatureCollection.getInfo

An imperative function that returns all the known information about this collection via an AJAX call.

Returns a collection description whose fields include:

  - features: a list containing metadata about the features in the collection.

  - properties: an optional dictionary containing the collection's metadata properties.

UsageReturns
FeatureCollection.getInfo(callback)FeatureCollectionDescription
ArgumentTypeDetails
this: featurecollectionFeatureCollectionThe FeatureCollection instance.
callbackFunction, optionalAn optional callback. If not supplied, the call is made synchronously. If supplied, will be called with the first parameter if successful and the second if unsuccessful.

Examples

Code Editor (JavaScript)

/**
 * WARNING: this function transfers data from Earth Engine servers to the
 * client. Doing so can negatively affect request processing and client
 * performance. Server-side options should be used whenever possible.
 * Learn more about the distinction between server and client:
 * https://developers.google.com/earth-engine/guides/client_server
 */

// A server-side ee.FeatureCollection of power plants in Belgium.
var fcServer = ee.FeatureCollection('WRI/GPPD/power_plants')
             .filter('country_lg == "Belgium"');

// Use getInfo to transfer server-side feature collection to the client. The
// result is an object.
var fcClient = fcServer.getInfo();
print('Client-side feature collection is an object', typeof fcClient);
print('Feature collection object keys', Object.keys(fcClient));
print('Array of features', fcClient.features);
print('Properties of first feature', fcClient.features[0].properties);