I am try to convert vector files to raster files from the Corine land use data set which provides vector files in their urban atlas. As per: https://land.copernicus.eu/local/urban-atlas

For example, I downloaded the files for Wien from here: https://land.copernicus.eu/local/urban-atlas/urban-atlas-2012?tab=download

In particular, I am interested in rasterizing the field CODE2012, which provides the integer code for the land classification (ITEM2012 and OBJECTID could possibly be an option but the most direct route is CODE2012).

I tried using the QGIS->Raster->Conversion->Rasterize which uses GDAL but I keep getting empty geotiffs or errors. I have also tried manually with gdal_rasterize which is what QGIS uses:

gdal_rasterize -l AT001L3_WIEN_UA2012_Boundary -a Pop2012 -ts 1.0 1.0 -a_nodata 0.0 -te 1843982.5417865077 6166351.096614478 1848539.9284615591 6169446.97652822 -ot Float32 -of GTiff ./AT001L3_WIEN_013/Data/AT001L3_WIEN_013.gpkg output.tif

I have tried many different versions of the above, that is just for an example.

I have looked at vector to raster conversion posts and understand the concept. I need to figure out how to get this particular data set conversion working.

Any help is appreciated.


To save some time used the ArcGIS MapServer option in QGIS


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  • Mapperz, thank you that is very cool. I was able to get it to work but only for coarser resolutions. Once I try to export with a resolution fine enough to be able to see the streets, I get blank geotiff export files. I also cannot zoom in on the original data set from the server past a certain point. In the vector files, and the online viewers from your link, I am able to zoom into that level without a problem. Also, I would like to be able to do this on a per city basis since I suspect the raster files will be quite large with such fine accuracy. – Janusz Jun 23 at 20:15

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