I have been trying to break down my multi-band raster into individual bands with rasterio and I am getting this error:

ValueError: Source shape (11356, 9488) is inconsistent with given indexes 1

here's the code:

import os
import rasterio

 src = rasterio.open(wv_tif)
    for band in range(1, src.count):
        single_band = src.read(band)

        # get the output name
        out_name = os.path.basename(wv_tif)
        file, ext = os.path.splitext(out_name)
        name = file + "_" + "B" + str(band) + ".tif"
        out_img = os.path.join(folder, name)

        print(out_img + " done")

        # Copy the metadata
        out_meta = src.meta.copy()

        out_meta.update({"count": 1})

        # save the clipped raster to disk
        with rasterio.open(out_img, "w", **out_meta) as dest:

I have no idea what is going wrong

  • 1
    Note you need to use for band in range(1, src.count + 1): or you'll miss the last band as the range(start, stop) function only returns values >= start and < stop. E.g. if you have a 4 band raster range(1, 4) will only have values [1, 2, 3]. – user2856 Apr 4 '20 at 21:32
  • right! good catch! Thanks – Emtomp Apr 4 '20 at 21:39

You're telling rasterio to write a dataset so it's expecting an array shape of (bands, rows, cols), but you're passing a single band, an array shape of (rows, cols).

Either reshape your array:


Or tell rasterio to write a single band:

dest.write(single_band, 1)

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