I'm trying to merge two grids with different cell size. One has a cell size of 10m and the other 50m. The 10m one covers a subarea of the 50m one. I know that the most accurate one is the 10m one and hence I would like to keep its values in the overlapping areas, and not do any kind of interpolation. My problem is that the resulting merged grid (after resampling the 50m grid to 10m) has obvious step changes as seen in the picture

Merged grid

Is there a way I can feather out these discrepancies without editing the grids cell by cell? I'm using Qgis and Saga.


  • Please embed images directly in the question (it preserves the integrity of the question over time).
    – Vince
    Mar 6, 2014 at 14:51
  • Did the DEMs come from vector contours in the first place?
    – Ian
    Mar 11, 2014 at 16:25

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Just in case anybody else would be interested on this the best way I could find was using saga gis software module Mosaicking. The module has two options 'blend boundary' and 'feathering'

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  • could you post the resulting image for comparison?
    – simo
    Mar 11, 2014 at 15:30

I believe it to be bad practice to down scale your rasters (the 50m to 10m)...Here is some helpful info about resampling rasters http://www.indiana.edu/~gisci/courses/g338/lectures/introduction_raster.html Also, what resampling technique are you using?

  • I don't think that the problem is the resampling method. I'm using bilinear Interpolation, but any method I use will end up in discrepancies.
    – ardms
    Mar 6, 2014 at 15:10

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