A python package that extends Google Earth Engine.

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conda install -c conda-forge eemont




A Python package that extends Google Earth Engine


Google Earth Engine is a cloud-based service for geospatial processing of vector and raster data. The Earth Engine platform has a JavaScript and a Python API with different methods to process geospatial objects. Google Earth Engine also provides a HUGE PETABYTE-SCALE CATALOG of raster and vector data that users can process online (e.g. Landsat Missions Image Collections, Sentinel Missions Image Collections, MODIS Products Image Collections, World Database of Protected Areas, etc.). The eemont package extends the Google Earth Engine Python API with pre-processing and processing tools for the most used satellite platforms by adding utility methods for different Earth Engine Objects that are friendly with the Python method chaining.

How does it work?

The eemont python package extends the following Earth Engine classes:

New utility methods and constructors are added to above-mentioned classes in order to create a more fluid code by being friendly with the Python method chaining. These methods are mandatory for some pre-processing and processing tasks (e.g. clouds masking, shadows masking, image scaling, spectral indices computation, etc.), and they are presented as simple functions that give researchers, students and analysts the chance to analyze data with far fewer lines of code.

Look at this simple example where a Sentinel-2 Surface Reflectance Image Collection is pre-processed and processed in just one step:

import ee, eemont


point = ee.Geometry.PointFromQuery('Cali, Colombia',user_agent = 'eemont-example') # Extended constructor

S2 = (ee.ImageCollection('COPERNICUS/S2_SR')
    .closest('2020-10-15') # Extended (pre-processing)
    .maskClouds(prob = 70) # Extended (pre-processing)
    .scale() # Extended (pre-processing)
    .index(['NDVI','NDWI','BAIS2'])) # Extended (processing)

And just like that, the collection was pre-processed, processed and ready to be analyzed!


Install the latest eemont version from PyPI by running:

pip install eemont


The following features are extended through eemont:

point = ee.Geometry.Point([-76.21, 3.45]) # Example ROI
  • Overloaded operators (+, -, *, /, //, %, **, <<, >>, &, |, <, <=, ==, !=, >, >=, -, ~):
S2 = (ee.ImageCollection('COPERNICUS/S2_SR')

N ='B8')
R ='B4')
B ='B2')

EVI = 2.5 * (N - R) / (N + 6.0 * R - 7.5 * B + 1.0) # Overloaded operators
  • Clouds and shadows masking:
S2 = (ee.ImageCollection('COPERNICUS/S2_SR')
    .maskClouds(prob = 65, cdi = -0.5, buffer = 300) # Clouds and shadows masking
  • Image scaling:
MOD13Q1 = ee.ImageCollection('MODIS/006/MOD13Q1').scale() # Image scaling
  • Spectral indices computation (vegetation, burn, water, snow, drought and kernel indices):
L8 = (ee.ImageCollection('LANDSAT/LC08/C01/T1_SR')
    .index(['GNDVI','NDWI','BAI','NDSI','kNDVI'])) # Indices computation

indices = eemont.indices()
indices.BAIS2.formula # check info about spectral indices

eemont.listIndices() # Check all available indices
  • Closest image to a specific date:
S5NO2 = (ee.ImageCollection('COPERNICUS/S5P/OFFL/L3_NO2')
    .closest('2020-10-15')) # Closest image to a date
  • Time series by region (or regions):
f1 = ee.Feature(ee.Geometry.Point([3.984770,48.767221]).buffer(50),{'ID':'A'})
f2 = ee.Feature(ee.Geometry.Point([4.101367,48.748076]).buffer(50),{'ID':'B'})
fc = ee.FeatureCollection([f1,f2])

S2 = (ee.ImageCollection('COPERNICUS/S2_SR')

# By Region
ts = S2.getTimeSeriesByRegion(reducer = [ee.Reducer.mean(),ee.Reducer.median()],
                              geometry = fc,
                              bands = ['EVI','NDVI'],
                              scale = 10)

# By Regions
ts = S2.getTimeSeriesByRegions(reducer = [ee.Reducer.mean(),ee.Reducer.median()],
                               collection = fc,
                               bands = ['EVI','NDVI'],
                               scale = 10)
  • New Geometry, Feature and Feature Collection constructors:
seattle_bbox = ee.Geometry.BBoxFromQuery('Seattle',user_agent = 'my-eemont-query-example')
cali_coords = ee.Feature.PointFromQuery('Cali, Colombia',user_agent = 'my-eemont-query-example')
amazonas_river = ee.FeatureCollection.MultiPointFromQuery('Río Amazonas',user_agent = 'my-eemont-query-example')

Supported Platforms

The Supported Platforms for each method can be found in the eemont documentation.

  • Masking clouds and shadows supports Sentinel Missions (Sentinel-2 SR and Sentinel-3), Landsat Missions (SR products) and some MODIS Products. Check all details in User Guide > Masking Clouds and Shadows > Supported Platforms.
  • Image scaling supports Sentinel Missions (Sentinel-2 and Sentinel-3), Landsat Missions and most MODIS Products. Check all details in User Guide > Image Scaling > Supported Platforms.
  • Spectral indices computation supports Sentinel-2 and Landsat Missions. Check all details in User Guide > Spectral Indices > Supported Platforms.
  • Getting the closest image to a specific date and time series supports all image collections with the system:time_start property.


The project is licensed under the MIT license.