Move results of an EE task saved in Google Drive to a local directory.

ee_drive_to_local(
  task,
  dsn,
  overwrite = TRUE,
  consider = TRUE,
  public = FALSE,
  metadata = FALSE,
  quiet = FALSE
)

Arguments

task

List generated after finished an EE task correctly. See details.

dsn

Character. Output filename. If missing, a temporary file will be assigned.

overwrite

A boolean argument that indicates whether "filename" should be overwritten. By default TRUE.

consider

Interactive. See details.

public

Logical. If TRUE, a public link to the Google Drive resource is created.

metadata

Logical. If TRUE, export the metadata related to the Google Drive resource. See details.

quiet

logical. Suppress info message.

Value

If metadata is FALSE, will return the filename of the Google Drive resource on their system. Otherwise, a list with two elements (dns and metadata) is returned.

Details

The task argument needs a status as task "COMPLETED" to work, due that the parameters necessary to identify EE objects into Google Drive are obtained from
ee$batch$Export$*$toDrive(...)$start()$status().

consider argument is necessary due that Google Drive permits users to create files with the same name. consider uses an interactive R session by default to help users identify just the files that they want to download. Additionally, the options "last" and "all" are implemented. "last" will download just the last file saved in Google Drive while with "all" all files will be downloaded.

Finally, if the argument metadata is TRUE, a list with the following elements are exported join with the output filename (dsn):

  • ee_id: Name of the Earth Engine task.

  • drive_name: Name of the Table in Google Drive.

  • drive_id: Id of the Table in Google Drive.

  • drive_download_link: Download link to the table.

See also

Other generic download functions: ee_gcs_to_local()

Examples

if (FALSE) {
library(rgee)
library(stars)
library(sf)

ee_users()
ee_Initialize(drive = TRUE)

# Define study area (local -> earth engine)
# Communal Reserve Amarakaeri - Peru
rlist <- list(xmin = -71.13, xmax = -70.95,ymin = -12.89, ymax = -12.73)
ROI <- c(rlist$xmin, rlist$ymin,
         rlist$xmax, rlist$ymin,
         rlist$xmax, rlist$ymax,
         rlist$xmin, rlist$ymax,
         rlist$xmin, rlist$ymin)

ee_ROI <- matrix(ROI, ncol = 2, byrow = TRUE) %>%
  list() %>%
  st_polygon() %>%
  st_sfc() %>%
  st_set_crs(4326) %>%
  sf_as_ee()


# Get the mean annual NDVI for 2011
cloudMaskL457 <- function(image) {
  qa <- image$select("pixel_qa")
  cloud <- qa$bitwiseAnd(32L)$
    And(qa$bitwiseAnd(128L))$
    Or(qa$bitwiseAnd(8L))
  mask2 <- image$mask()$reduce(ee$Reducer$min())
  image <- image$updateMask(cloud$Not())$updateMask(mask2)
  image$normalizedDifference(list("B4", "B3"))
}

ic_l5 <- ee$ImageCollection("LANDSAT/LT05/C01/T1_SR")$
  filterBounds(ee$FeatureCollection(ee_ROI))$
  filterDate("2011-01-01", "2011-12-31")$
  map(cloudMaskL457)

# Create simple composite
mean_l5 <- ic_l5$mean()$rename("NDVI")
mean_l5 <- mean_l5$reproject(crs = "EPSG:4326", scale = 500)
mean_l5_Amarakaeri <- mean_l5$clip(ee_ROI)

# Move results from Earth Engine to Drive
task_img <- ee_image_to_drive(
  image = mean_l5_Amarakaeri,
  folder = "Amarakaeri",
  fileFormat = "GEO_TIFF",
  region = ee_ROI,
  fileNamePrefix = "my_image_demo"
)

task_img$start()
ee_monitoring(task_img)

# Move results from Drive to local
img <- ee_drive_to_local(task = task_img)
}