[gdal-dev] dissolve shapefiles
thomas.unternaehrer at gmail.com
Tue May 4 07:22:59 EDT 2010
I try to get a dissolved shapefile out of a large raster file (Erdas
img) using Python. The raster file contains values from lets say 1 to
100. What I need is a shapefile that contains just five groups where
1-20 get the value 1, 21-40 the value 2 and so on.
What I've done so far are the following steps:
- split the raster file into several pieces using gdal_translate
- run gdal.Polygonize on each part to get shapefiles (dissolved based
on the raster values)
- manipulate the resulting dbf-files to get my described groups (gives
me a new field: fieldGrouped)
Now I need to dissolve the resulting shapefiles based on the new field
fieldGrouped to get smaller shapefiles.
How can I do this using gdal/ogr or any other library? Can I
manipulate the original values in my raster file? GRASS has this
functionality but if I'm right, I need to start GRASS and import the
shapefiles to it (it should be easy to run it on a different machine).
Nice would be a function like gdal.Polygonize. I'm more or less
completely new to GIS at all.
My main goal is to produce tiles for Google Maps.
Any hint or help would be appreciated
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