[gdal-dev] gdaladdo, overviews and NODATA

Ralf Suhr Ralf.Suhr at itc-halle.de
Wed Feb 22 03:45:28 EST 2012

Hi Armin,

you can work around with removing the nodata value first, build the overviews 
and setting the nodata value again with gdal_edit.py. The script can be found 
in source directory gdal/swig/python/samples.


On Dienstag 21 Februar 2012 21:36:19 Armin Burger wrote:
> Hi all
> I have a question regarding the gdaladdo tool and NODATA pixels:
> When using resampling like "average" it seems that along the border of
> DATA and NODATA pixels there happens an averaging also of some of the
> original NODATA pixels (looks like 1-2 pixel width). This way in the
> overviews they get values higher than 0 (0 is defined as NODATA). Using
> this type of data in mapserver leads to small black borders when the
> overviews are taken since the tag
>    OFFSITE 0 0 0
> does not work anymore for the small border of now only "nearly-black"
> pixels.
> I tried to set the metadata NODATA of the images to 0 for each band but
> it had no effect. Only when I use resampling "nearest" then every NODATA
> pixel of the overviews retains the full black 0 0 0.
> Is there a way to force to exclude NODATA pixels during the "average"
> resampling so that they retain their NODATA values?
> Thanks
> Armin
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