Anytime you are making automated requests to the Earth Engine service, for example through
the REST API or one of the client libraries, you should be using the high-volume endpoint.
If you are using the Code Editor or doing exports through one of the client APIs, you probably
don't need the high-volume endpoint. However, if you are making automatic requests,
for example using
you should use the high-volume endpoint as described below. The high-volume endpoint does
not affect the batch system or the number of concurrent exports you can run.
If you are making requests that exceed the default quota for the Earth Engine service,
you may receive a
Quota exceeded error. To avoid that error, you may
apply to get higher QPS
from the high volume endpoint. If you are granted higher QPS quota, the increased quota only
applies to automated requests to the high-volume endpoint. It does NOT increase the number
of concurrent tasks (exports) you are able to run.
Using the high-volume endpoint
Direct your REST requests to
https://earthengine.googleapis.com, as shown in the
API Quickstart, for example).
When initializing the EE library pass in an
opt_url parameter and set it to
https://earthengine-highvolume.googleapis.com. As always,
be sure to also pass in proper credentials and specify the Cloud Project. For example:
ee.Initialize( credentials=credentials, project=project, opt_url='https://earthengine-highvolume.googleapis.com' )
When initializing the EE library using
https://earthengine-highvolume.googleapis.com for the first parameter.