How could I convert values of 32767 to 0 using raster calculator in QGIS?

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    Would you consider using GDAL_Calc? Do you want to change the values in the current raster or create an output raster with the values changed? – Michael Stimson Jan 8 '15 at 2:39
  • Thanks, I will try :) I would like to have a new raster... – Nadia Jan 8 '15 at 23:10

If you have SAGA installed you could use the raster calculator in QGIS processing (SAGA-> Grid - Calculus-> Raster calculator) with the formulae:

ifelse(a=32767, 0, a)
  • I like that method, it gives the possibility of enforcing values other than 0, so it's more versatile, like for example anything greater than 255 to become 255: ifelse(a>255, 255, a). The Calc method only works for 0. – Michael Stimson Jan 11 '15 at 22:01

Nadia, I have used GDAL_Calc (python script) to change one value (or a range of values) into 0. This can be achieved because False is 0 (True is 1) on the conditional statement. The calculation is Condition * Raster, where the condition is True the output is the raster value, where it is Falsethe value is 0.

Using the 3rd example:

gdal_calc.py -A input.tif --outfile=result.tif --calc="A*(A>0)" --NoDataValue=0

The conditional statement becomes:

gdal_calc.py -A input.tif --outfile=result.tif --calc="A*(A!=32767)" 

Which is true wherever the raster is not equal (!=) to 32767.


If your raster layer name is RasterA, QGIS Raster Calculator expression is:

("RasterA@1" != 32767) * "Raster@1"

The logic has been clearly explained by @MichaelStimson, but just for clarity...

  • ("RasterA@1" != 32767) is 0 if the cell value is 32767.
  • Otherwise ("RasterA@1" != 32767) is 1.

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