ee.Geometry.LineString.cutLines

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Converts LineString, MultiLineString, and LinearRing geometries into a MultiLineString by cutting them into parts no longer than the given distance along their length. All other geometry types will be converted to an empty MultiLineString.

UsageReturns
LineString.cutLines(distances, maxError, proj)Geometry
ArgumentTypeDetails
this: geometryGeometryCuts the lines of this geometry.
distancesListDistances along each LineString to cut the line into separate pieces, measured in units of the given proj, or meters if proj is unspecified.
maxErrorErrorMargin, default: nullThe maximum amount of error tolerated when performing any necessary reprojection.
projProjection, default: nullProjection of the result and distance measurements, or WGS84 if unspecified.

Examples

Code Editor (JavaScript)

// Define a LineString object.
var lineString = ee.Geometry.LineString([[-122.09, 37.42], [-122.08, 37.43]]);

// Apply the cutLines method to the LineString object.
var lineStringCutLines = lineString.cutLines({'distances': [10, 100], 'maxError': 1});

// Print the result to the console.
print('lineString.cutLines(...) =', lineStringCutLines);

// Display relevant geometries on the map.
Map.setCenter(-122.085, 37.422, 15);
Map.addLayer(lineString,
             {'color': 'black'},
             'Geometry [black]: lineString');
Map.addLayer(lineStringCutLines,
             {'color': 'red'},
             'Result [red]: lineString.cutLines');