I got the following command that works fine:

gdal_rasterize -l type -a TOT_P_2018 -tr 1000.0 1000.0 -a_nodata -1.0 -te -2825000.0 -3077000.0 10028000.0 5418000.0 -ot Int32 -of GTiff -co COMPRESS=DEFLATE -co PREDICTOR=2 -co ZLEVEL=9 grid_1km_surf.gpkg output.tif

How do I convert it to Python code? This is my code:

vector = ogr.Open("grid_1km_surf.gpkg")
vlayer = vector.GetLayer()
xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax = vlayer.GetExtent()
gdal.Rasterize("output.tif", vector_file, xRes=tr, yRes=tr,
               outputBounds=[xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax],
               options=['COMPRESS=DEFLATE', 'ATTRIBUTE=TOT_P_2018'])

Got stuck on two things:

  1. xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax are all zero (QGiS somehow knows it)

  2. I am getting an error: ERROR 6: Too many command options 'COMPRESS=DEFLATE'

Could someone tell me how to fix that?

  • Maybe the answer in gis.stackexchange.com/questions/417338/… is useful.
    – user30184
    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:55
  • Could be but still can't set value by attribute, the same problem even when I will move "COMPRESS" to creationOptions - ERROR 6: Too many command options 'ATTRIBUTE=TOT_P_2018' Mar 28, 2023 at 9:01
  • Have you had a look at gdal.RasterizeOption in the documents? Maybe set the options with gdal.RasterizeOptions() and then assign it to options= in the gdal.Rasterize() function.
    – PyMapr
    Mar 28, 2023 at 13:35
  • I tried but it gave exactly the same result, but maybe did it wrong way, will try your answer asap, thanx Mar 28, 2023 at 16:51

1 Answer 1


Using gdal.RasterizeOption to set the options for gdal.Rasterize() usually works.

from osgeo import ogr, gdal

vector_file = "grid_1km_surf.gpkg"

out = "output.tif"
vector = ogr.Open(vector_file)
vlayer = vector.GetLayer()
xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax = vlayer.GetExtent()
print(xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax)
# Set the options for gdal.Rasterize() with gdal.RasterizeOptions()
options = gdal.RasterizeOptions(creationOptions=['COMPRESS=DEFLATE'], outputType=gdal.GDT_Int32, outputBounds=[xmin, ymin, xmax, ymax], xRes=10, yRes=10, targetAlignedPixels=True, attribute=None) # Replace None with your attribute value 

gdal.Rasterize(out, vector_file, options=options)

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