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NAME

       gdal_polygonize - Produces a polygon feature layer from a raster.

SYNOPSIS

       gdal_polygonize.py [-8] [-nomask] [-mask filename] raster_file [-b band]
                       [-q] [-f ogr_format] out_file [layer] [fieldname]

DESCRIPTION

       This utility creates vector polygons for all connected regions of pixels in the raster
       sharing a common pixel value. Each polygon is created with an attribute indicating the
       pixel value of that polygon. A raster mask may also be provided to determine which pixels
       are eligible for processing.

       The utility will create the output vector datasource if it does not already exist,
       defaulting to GML format.

       The utility is based on the GDALPolygonize() function which has additional details on the
       algorithm.

       -8:
           (GDAL >= 1.10) Use 8 connectedness. Default is 4 connectedness.

       -nomask:
           Do not use the default validity mask for the input band (such as nodata, or alpha
           masks).

       -mask filename:
           Use the first band of the specified file as a validity mask (zero is invalid, non-zero
           is valid). If not specified, the default validity mask for the input band (such as
           nodata, or alpha masks) will be used (unless -nomask is specified)

       raster_file
           The source raster file from which polygons are derived.

       -b band:
           The band on raster_file to build the polygons from. Starting with GDAL 2.2, the value
           can also be set to 'mask', to indicate that the mask band of the first band must be
           used (or 'mask,band_number' for the mask of a specified band)

       -f ogr_format
           Select the output format. Starting with GDAL 2.3, if not specified, the format is
           guessed from the extension (previously was GML). Use the short format name

       out_file
           The destination vector file to which the polygons will be written.

       layer
           The name of the layer created to hold the polygon features.

       fieldname
           The name of the field to create (defaults to 'DN').

       -q:
           The script runs in quiet mode. The progress monitor is suppressed and routine messages
           are not displayed.

AUTHORS

       Frank Warmerdam warmerdam@pobox.com