ee.Geometry.distance

Returns the minimum distance between two geometries.

UsageReturns
Geometry.distance(right, maxError, proj)Float
ArgumentTypeDetails
this: leftGeometry

The geometry used as the left operand of the operation.

rightGeometry

The geometry used as the right operand of the operation.

maxErrorErrorMargin, default: null

The maximum amount of error tolerated when performing any necessary reprojection.

projProjection, default: null

The projection in which to perform the operation. If not specified, the operation will be performed in a spherical coordinate system, and linear distances will be in meters on the sphere.

Examples

Code Editor (JavaScript)

// Define a Geometry object.
var geometry = ee.Geometry({
  'type': 'Polygon',
  'coordinates':
    [[[-122.081, 37.417],
      [-122.086, 37.421],
      [-122.084, 37.418],
      [-122.089, 37.416]]]
});

// Define other inputs.
var inputGeom = ee.Geometry.Point(-122.090, 37.423);

// Apply the distance method to the Geometry object.
var geometryDistance = geometry.distance({'right': inputGeom, 'maxError': 1});

// Print the result to the console.
print('geometry.distance(...) =', geometryDistance);

// Display relevant geometries on the map.
Map.setCenter(-122.085, 37.422, 15);
Map.addLayer(geometry,
             {'color': 'black'},
             'Geometry [black]: geometry');
Map.addLayer(inputGeom,
             {'color': 'blue'},
             'Parameter [blue]: inputGeom');