ee.FeatureCollection.reduceToImage

Creates an image from a feature collection by applying a reducer over the selected properties of all the features that intersect each pixel.
UsageReturns
FeatureCollection.reduceToImage(properties, reducer)Image
ArgumentTypeDetails
this: collectionFeatureCollectionFeature collection to intersect with each output pixel.
propertiesListProperties to select from each feature and pass into the reducer.
reducerReducerA Reducer to combine the properties of each intersecting feature into a final result to store in the pixel.

Examples

Code Editor (JavaScript)

// FeatureCollection of power plants in Belgium.
var fc = ee.FeatureCollection('WRI/GPPD/power_plants')
             .filter('country_lg == "Belgium"');

// Create an image from features; pixel values are determined from reduction of
// property values of the features intersecting each pixel.
var image = fc.reduceToImage({
  properties: ['gwh_estimt'],
  reducer: ee.Reducer.sum()
});

// The goal is to sum the electricity generated in 2015 for the power plants
// intersecting 10 km cells and view the result as a map layer.
// ee.FeatureCollection.reduceToImage does not allow the image projection to be
// set because it is waiting on downstream functions that include "crs",
// "scale", and "crsTransform" parameters to define it (e.g., Export.image.*).
// Here, we'll force the projection with ee.Image.reproject so the result can be
// viewed in the map. Note that using small scales with reproject while viewing
// large regions breaks the features that make Earth Engine fast and may result
// in poor performance and/or errors.
image = image.reproject('EPSG:3035', null, 10000);

// Display the image on the map.
Map.setCenter(4.3376, 50.947, 8);
Map.setLocked(true);
Map.addLayer(
    image.updateMask(image.gt(0)),
    {min: 0, max: 2000, palette: ['yellow', 'orange', 'red']},
    'Total estimated annual electricity generation, 2015');
Map.addLayer(fc, null, 'Belgian power plants');