I want to resample a georeferend raster .tif file with Python using rasterio.

I found this: example

and here is a description of the resampling methods

I have to use the max method which is available in GDAL version 2.0.0 and higher. I have installed GDAL version 2.4.4 via brew on my Mac OS system.

When I run the following code (i.e. almost the example code):

raster = Path('dsm_EPSG_4839_cropped.tif')

import rasterio
from rasterio.enums import Resampling

upscale_factor = 1/(2**5)

with rasterio.open(raster) as dataset:

    # resample data to target shape
    data = dataset.read(
            int(dataset.height * upscale_factor),
            int(dataset.width * upscale_factor)

    # scale image transform
    transform = dataset.transform * dataset.transform.scale(
        (dataset.width / data.shape[-1]),
        (dataset.height / data.shape[-2])

I am getting the following error:

Segmentation fault: 11

Is there a way to determine the GDAL version the rasterio package uses? Is there a way to change that GDAL version rasterio is using?

  • 1
    You've got three questions here and I've answered the first, and its the one in the title. If you want to ask more than one question, make them as new questions.
    – Spacedman
    Commented May 17, 2020 at 11:16

1 Answer 1


Import rasterio and see what it provides...

>>> import rasterio
>>> dir(rasterio)
['Affine', 'Band', 'DatasetReader', 'DriverCapabilityError', 'Env', 'MemoryFile', 'NullHandler', 'Path', 'RasterioIOError', '__all__', '__builtins__', '__cached__', '__doc__', '__file__', '__gdal_version__', '__loader__', '__name__', '__package__', '__path__', '__spec__', '__version__', '_base', '_crs', '_env', '_err', '_features', '_io', '_shim', '_transform', '_warp', 'absolute_import', 'band', 'bool_', 'check_dtype', 'compat', 'complex_', 'contextmanager', 'control', 'coords', 'crs', 'default_gtiff_profile', 'drivers', 'dtypes', 'ensure_env_with_credentials', 'enums', 'env', 'errors', 'float32', 'float64', 'gdal_version', 'get_writer_for_driver', 'get_writer_for_path', 'guard_transform', 'int16', 'int32', 'int8', 'io', 'is_blacklisted', 'log', 'logging', 'namedtuple', 'open', 'pad', 'parse_path', 'path', 'profiles', 'rasterio', 'sample', 'sbyte', 'session', 'string_types', 'transform', 'ubyte', 'uint16', 'uint32', 'uint8', 'vrt', 'windows']

Hello hello this looks like it:

>>> rasterio.__gdal_version__

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