I would like to resample a raster to multiple rasters of a certain amount of pixels in width and height based on a bilinear resampling method.

However, I am not sure if the available syntax allows to do this from the QGIS Python console.

This works fine:

processing.runalg('gdalogr:translate',{"INPUT":rlayer, "OUTSIZE":j, "OUTSIZE_PERC":False, "EXPAND":0, "PROJWIN":"%f,%f,%f,%f" % (xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax), "OUTPUT":resampled})

For the snipped above the default resample method (nearest neighbor) is used. According to the gdal manual, the method can be changed with the -r flag, but from processing.alghelp("gdalogr:translate"), this option seems to be unavailable.

Therefore, I thought of using gdalogr:warpreproject instead, where the resampling method can be defined. However, now I cannot define the amount of pixels in width and height as indicated in the gdal manual, because the TS flag is not available according to processing.alghelp("gdalogr:warpreproject").

Optimal would be something like:

processing.runalg('gdalogr:warpreproject',{"INPUT":rlayer, "METHOD":1, "RAST_EXT":"%f,%f,%f,%f" % (xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax),"TS":"%i,%i" % (j, j), "OUTPUT":resampled})

Does anyone know how to solve this?

  • Have you tried inserting those flags in the extra parameter of those algorithms?
    – Joseph
    Oct 18, 2016 at 10:30
  • Rather than use the processing.runalg function, you could import gdal and then call gdal.Translate() directly, which will give you all of its functionality. Oct 18, 2016 at 11:11
  • Both sound like valid solutions, but I struggle finding syntax examples for defining the extra parameter and gdal.Translate() parameters in PyQGIS. Could you provide a short example? Oct 18, 2016 at 13:58

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I found the correct syntax for defining the extra parameter when using gdal methods in QGIS processing scripts:

"EXTRA": "-r {bilinear}"

The problem above is therefore solved with:

processing.runalg('gdalogr:translate',{"INPUT":rlayer, "OUTSIZE":j, "OUTSIZE_PERC":False, "EXPAND":0, "EXTRA": "-r {bilinear}","PROJWIN":"%f,%f,%f,%f" % (xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax), "OUTPUT":resampled})

I assume further extra parameters from the gdal manual can similarly be set.

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