In order to inspect data locally a very small spatial extent will be processed, downloaded and made available in R.

  replace_aoi = TRUE,
  spatial_extent = NULL,
  execution = "sync",
  immediate = TRUE,
  con = NULL,



a ProcessGraph, a Process or the final node in a process for which the sample shall be calculated


a logical flag to indicate whether or not the original spatial extent shall be substituted with a different one, default TRUE


a bounding box or a spatial feature from which to derive a bounding box


sync or async which indicates the processing chain, a not "async" value results in a synchronous processing


flag to be considered if the retrieval shall be immediately queued on the back-end


connected and authenticated openEO client (optional) otherwise active_connection() is used.


additional parameters that are passed to compute_result() or create_job()


In order to get a better understanding about the processing mechanisms and the data structures used in the openEO back-end, it helps to check the actual data from time to time. This function aids the user in doing to. It replaces all spatial extents of the derived process graph with a new spatial extent which is calculated by the first spatial extent of the mandatory openEO process 'load_collection'. We take the center of the extent and add 0.0003 degrees to it. In case the coordinate reference system is not in WGS84, then the bounding box will be transformed into geodetic WGS84 beforehand, if the package 'sf' is present.

If the spatial extent was explicitly set to a small custom extent, then you can disable the replacement of the area of interest with replace_aoi = FALSE.