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I am using the plugin zonal statistics to calculate the sum of the raster cells within polygons. How does this plugin handle pixels that are on the border of the polygon, are those cell values included in the statistics?

QGIS 1.8.0

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This is a question you can answer authoritatively by yourself, simply by specifying a cell size so large that one or more of your polygons consists entirely of border cells and then running the procedure. – whuber Feb 17 '13 at 22:05
They are excluded by default in most software – If you do not know- just GIS Jun 22 '14 at 2:42

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