gdal_sieve

Removes small raster polygons.

Synopsis

gdal_sieve.py [-q] [-st threshold] [-4] [-8] [-o name=value]
        srcfile [-nomask] [-mask filename] [-of format] [dstfile]

Description

gdal_sieve.py script removes raster polygons smaller than a provided threshold size (in pixels) and replaces replaces them with the pixel value of the largest neighbour polygon. The result can be written back to the existing raster band, or copied into a new file.

The input dataset is read as integer data which means that floating point values are rounded to integers. Re-scaling source data may be necessary in some cases (e.g. 32-bit floating point data with min=0 and max=1).

Additional details on the algorithm are available in the GDALSieveFilter() docs.