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Resize projected raster



[B,RB] = mapresize(A,RA,scale) returns a raster B that is scale times the size of raster A. RA is a raster reference object that specifies the location and extent of data in A. mapresize returns the raster reference object RB that is associated with the returned raster B. By default, mapresize uses cubic interpolation.

[B,RB] = mapresize(___,method) returns a resized raster where method specifies the interpolation method.

[B,RB] = mapresize(___,'Antialiasing',TF) specifies whether to perform antialiasing when shrinking a raster. When true, mapresize performs antialiasing. The default value depends on the type of interpolation specified. For nearest-neighbor interpolation, the default value is false. For all other interpolation methods, the default is true.


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Import a sample projected raster and map cells reference object.

[Z,R] = readgeoraster('map_sample.tif');

Resize the raster using mapresize. Double the length and width of the raster by specifying the scale as 2. Use nearest neighbor interpolation by specifying the interpolation method as 'nearest'.

[Z2,R2] = mapresize(Z,R,2,'nearest');

Verify the raster has been resized by comparing the size of the original raster with the size of the updated raster.

ans = 1×2

     2     2

ans = 1×2

     4     4

If the rasters are small, you can compare them directly.

Z = 2×2

     1     2
     3     4

Z2 = 4×4

     1     1     2     2
     1     1     2     2
     3     3     4     4
     3     3     4     4

Read a projected raster data set and map cells reference object into the workspace.

[boston,R] = readgeoraster("boston.tif");

Display the raster with mapshow.


Resize the projected raster data set. For this example, reduce the raster to one sixteenth of the original size.

[resizedBoston,resizedR] = mapresize(boston,R,1/16);

Display the resized raster. Note that mapshow preserves the original limits of the map in the display so that, at first glance, the resized raster appears to be the same size as the original. A closer look reveals that the size of pixels in the resized raster are larger than the pixels in the original.


Input Arguments

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Projected map raster, specified as a numeric or logical array. If A has more than two dimensions, mapresize only resizes the first two dimensions.

Data Types: single | double | int8 | int16 | int32 | int64 | uint8 | uint16 | uint32 | uint64 | logical

Raster reference for A, specified as a MapCellsReference object or MapPostingsReference object.

Amount of resizing, specified as numeric scalar. If scale is in the range [0 1], B is smaller than A. If scale is greater than 1, B is larger than A.

Example: 0.5

Data Types: single | double | int8 | int16 | int32 | int64 | uint8 | uint16 | uint32 | uint64

Interpolation method, specified as one of the following values.

'nearest'Nearest-neighbor interpolation
'bilinear'Bilinear interpolation
'cubic'Cubic interpolation

Data Types: char | string

Output Arguments

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Resized raster, returned as a numeric or logical array.

Information about location and extent of raster, returned as a map raster reference object.


  • Use mapresize with raster data in x- and y-coordinates. To work with geographic raster data in latitude and longitude coordinates, use georesize.

Version History

Introduced in R2019a