I am trying to manipulate bad pixel values in a raster by using the Con-Statement via ArcPy. Using the build-in Map Algebra function "Raster Calculator", the results are good. To transfer the work flow to a script, the outcome is different. The pixel values should be between [-1;1].

arcpy.env.workspace = out_folder #path to my folder containing the raster files
list = arcpy.ListFiles('*.tif')
for ras in list:
     outras1 = Con(ras > 1, 1, ras)
     outras2 = Con(outras1 < -1, -1, outras1)
     outras2.save(ras + '_mod.tif') 

Can you tell, what I am doing wrong?

The results show only pixel values of 1. Additional information: I have large areas of NoData values in my raster.

  • Otherwise, the combination of the Con statement: outras1 = Con(ras > 1, 1, Con(ras < -1.0,-1.0, ras)) produces the same result. – Andi90 Nov 9 '17 at 13:26
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    Try r=arcpy.Raster(ras), because this will create raster from string. – FelixIP Nov 9 '17 at 19:06
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@FelixIP comment is correct, you need to convert your raster file to a raster object using arcpy.Raster() before using Con().

Here is the code that worked for me:

import arcpy
from arcpy.sa import *
from arcpy import env

env.workspace = r"F:\Test\Test\FolderName"

ext_out = arcpy.CheckOutExtension("SPATIAL")

raslist = arcpy.ListRasters('*.tif')

for ras in raslist:
    raster = arcpy.Raster(ras)

    ras_con = Con(raster < -1, -1, Con(raster > 1, 1,raster))

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