I'm trying to grab the pixels that intersect with my polygon shapefile and apply transparency to them (that is, I'm trying to create a hole in my raster)

For that, I get all the pixels that are in the footprint of the shapefile in a list (see code below)

Then I used the QgsRasterTransparency.TransparentThreeValuePixel () class to apply transparency, but I get an error message:

Error message: AttributeError: 'Dataset' object has no attribute 'renderer'


from PyQt4.QtCore import *
from osgeo import gdal, ogr
from osgeo.gdalconst import *
import numpy as np

iface = qgis.utils.iface

layers = iface.legendInterface().layers()
raster = gdal.Open("F:\\MASTER GEOM\\MasterGeomatique_data\\PLEIADES\\PLEIADES_20130415_COLNAT.TIF")

transform = raster.GetGeoTransform()
xOrigin = transform[0]
yOrigin = transform[3]
pixelWidth = transform[1]
pixelHeight = transform[5]
print xOrigin, yOrigin

shp = ogr.Open("F:\essai.shp")
lyr = shp.GetLayer()
feat = lyr.GetNextFeature()
geom = feat.GetGeometryRef()

if (geom.GetGeometryName() == 'POLYGON'):
    ring = geom.GetGeometryRef(0)
    numpoints = ring.GetPointCount()
    pointsX = []; pointsY = []
    for p in range(numpoints):
                lon, lat, z = ring.GetPoint(p)
                #print (pointsX)
xmin = min(pointsX)
xmax = max(pointsX)
ymin = min(pointsY)
ymax = max(pointsY)
print xmin, ymin
print xmax, ymax  
 # Specify offset and rows and columns to read
xoff = int((xmin - xOrigin)/pixelWidth)
yoff = int((yOrigin - ymax)/pixelWidth)
xcount = int((xmax - xmin)/pixelWidth)+1
ycount = int((ymax - ymin)/pixelWidth)+1
print xoff, yoff
print xcount, ycount

bandList = []
# retrieve pixel on region of interest
for i in range(raster.RasterCount):
    band = raster.GetRasterBand(i+1)
    data = band.ReadAsArray(xoff, yoff, xcount, ycount)

# Apply transparency using QgsRasterTransparency.TransparentThreeValuePixel()
active_layer = raster
raster_transparency  = active_layer.renderer().rasterTransparency()
ltr = QgsRasterTransparency.TransparentThreeValuePixel()
tr_list = []
ltr.min = np.min(bandList)
ltr.max = np.max(bandList)
ltr.percentTransparent = 100  

# Refresh canvas

# Message d'erreur : AttributeError: 'Dataset' object has no attribute 'renderer'
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  • As in the first answer, you are are mixing gdal data and pyqgis data. Can you update the code to a correct use of only gdal or only pyqgis or if you want to mox do the appropriate conversions? Using pyqgis can be studied in pyqgis cookbook Apr 10 '18 at 9:18

I don't think using gdal.open returns a QgsRasterLayer object, which you need to access it's renderer.

Try replacing:

raster = gdal.Open("F:\\MASTER GEOM\\MasterGeomatique_data\\PLEIADES\\PLEIADES_20130415_COLNAT.TIF")


raster = QgsRasterLayer("F:\\MASTER GEOM\\MasterGeomatique_data\\PLEIADES\\PLEIADES_20130415_COLNAT.TIF", gdal)
  • I tried this before but it returns another error message like transform = rlayer.GetGeoTransform () AttributeError: 'QgsRasterLayer' object has no attribute 'GetGeoTransform' Jan 24 '18 at 15:41

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