Bug report #13737

Qgis not calculate correct min and max of rasters

Added by malcom jamal over 8 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Affected QGIS version:2.12.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:21764


inside qgis 2.12.0 and 2.10 min and max of a raster


are not correctly calculated

layer name: dtm.ascii (EPSG 32632)

inside qgis metadata:

GDAL provider
Arc/Info ASCII Grid

> STATISTICS_MAXIMUM=4.9248112856775


> STATISTICS_MINIMUM=-7.7886757287503

X: 871 Y:.1270 Bande: 1

from command line with gdalinfo.exe data is correct:

C:\\Users\\stefano\\Desktop\\verifica Lidar>"C:\\Program Files\\QGIS Lyon\\bin\\gdalinfo.exe" -mm "dtm.ascii"

Driver: AAIGrid/Arc/Info ASCII Grid

> computed Min/Max=-47.269,28.708

NoData Value=1.701410009187828e+038

with grass r.report the data is correct:

Valid cells: 1105738
No-data cells: 432

> Minimum value: -47.2690322222
> Maximum value: 28.7078402464

Sum: -65042.2619428
Mean value: -0.0588224895434
Standard deviation: 0.799352883696


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 8 years ago

  • Category set to Rasters
  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

The provided link does not work, could you fix it?

Anyway, did it worked correctly in previous qgis versions?

#2 Updated by malcom jamal over 8 years ago

sorry file lost........

another file same problem.......


inside Qgis min max are: -0.652444 0.354595

with raster layer statistics:

Valid cells: 19831
No-data cells: 44086
Minimum value: -0.99023763639
Maximum value: 0.595650260614
Sum: 495.608262957
Mean value: 0.0249915921011
Standard deviation: 0.20831555902

i have only tested with 2.12 and 2.10

many thanks

#3 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 8 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed


qgis uses by default the "cumulative count cut" method to compute min/max, change it to "min/max" if you want to do symbology using a scale that uses absolute min/max values.

#4 Updated by Idan Miara almost 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Closed to Reopened

running: qgis v2.14.1 Win64.
I have a problem that might be connected:
On some HFA rasters Estimated (faster) Cumulative count is wrong.

I attach HFA RLE compressed raster: srtm_14_06.img

run(from qgis\\bin): gdal_translate -of HFA srtm_14_06.img X.img
(should produce identical raster, just uncompressed)
Open both rasters with qgis. play with style options:

1. Min/Max + Actual(slower): [-20 - 2871]. (OK) - same for both files
2. Min/Max + Estimate(faster): [-20 - 2871]. (OK) - same for both files

3. Cumulative count cut 2%-98% + Actual(slower): 20 - 2056. (might be) - same for both files
4. Cumulative count cut 2%-98% + Estimate(faster): original: [20 - 2059]. converted: [3 - 1010]. (BUG!!!)

5. Cumulative count cut 0%-100% + Actual(slower): -20 - 2869. (a little odd, should be 2871) - same for both files
6. Cumulative count cut 0%-100% + Estimate(faster): original: [-9 - 2701]. converted: [-6 - 1227]. (BUG!!!)

#5 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 7 years ago

  • Regression? set to No
  • Easy fix? set to No

#6 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 5 years ago

  • Resolution changed from invalid to end of life
  • Status changed from Reopened to Closed

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