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QGIS Python Programming Cookbook

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QGIS Python Programming Cookbook

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QGIS Python Programming Cookbook
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Getting the cell size of a raster layer

The first key element of a geospatial raster is the width and height, in pixels. The second key element is the ground distance of each pixel, also called the pixel size. Once you know the cell size and a coordinate somewhere on the image (usually the upper-left corner), you can begin using remote sensing tools on the image. In this recipe, we'll query the cell size of a raster.

Getting ready

Once again, we will use the SatImage raster available at

Place this raster in your /qgis_data/rasters directory.

How to do it...

We will load the raster as a layer and then use the QgsRasterLayer API to get the cell size for the x and y axis. To do this, we need to perform the following steps:

  1. Start QGIS.

  2. From the Plugins menu, select Python Console.

  3. Load the layer and validate it:

    rasterLyr = QgsRasterLayer("/qgis_data/rasters/satimage.tif", "Sat Image")
  4. Now, call the x distance method, which...