Different values when I use a window


Hello,  I've been having a problem using windows, probably a misunderstanding on my part.
My goal is to dump a specific data from a band into a csv file, first I tried to use a window but the results differ from the results that I see on Qgis(the results appear to be shifted 1 position).
So I decided to try to read the whole band, instead to use a window, and the result match with Qgis.
I think that I am doing something wrong when I create/use the window, what I tried to do was:
  1. create a window from the bounds of the desired area: 
    bandWin = rasterio.windows.from_bounds(*boundingBox,band.transform)
  2. get the transform matrix of that window:
    win_transform = band.window_transform(bandWin)
  3. Obtain the window data:
    win_data = band.read(1, window = bandWin)
  4. Get the desired window indexes:
    indexes = rasterio.transform.rowcol(win_transform, [Xs], [Ys])
  5. Get the values that I want:
The only differences between when I don't use a window is that instead use win_transform I use band.transform and I read the whole band.

All help is appreciated.


I am using rasterio 1.1.5.

Sean Gillies


We fixed a window shift bug in 1.1.5. See

I wonder if this is another bug or if somehow your installation didn't get the fix. Can you say what your source of the rasterio package is?

On Sun, Jul 5, 2020 at 5:11 PM <adrianocorbelinoii@...> wrote:
I am using rasterio 1.1.5.

Sean Gillies


Hello Sean,

Sorry for abandoning the post.
I installed rasterio via pip, and recently i had to reinstall my OS, and also of course rasterio, and the problem still persists.
I will prepare a demo and a link to a sample data that am I using, soon as I can.


Hello, this is the example:

import rasterio
#data link: https://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/download/external/options/SENTINEL_2A/3022286/INVSVC/
pathToImgFolder = ""
pathData = pathToImgFolder + "L1C_T21LXC_A001666_20170701T140052\S2B_MSIL1C_20170701T140049_N0205_R067_T21LXC_20170701T140052.SAFE\GRANULE\L1C_T21LXC_A001666_20170701T140052\IMG_DATA\T21LXC_20170701T140049_B01.jp2" 
boudingBoxCoordinates = (606859.0750363453, 8241169.269917269, 607219.0750363453, 8241529.269917269)
points = [(607014.0750363453,8241374.26991727),(607024.0750363444,8241374.26991727),\
with rasterio.open(pathData) as img:
    bandWindow = rasterio.windows.from_bounds(*boudingBoxCoordinates, img.transform)
    winTransform = rasterio.windows.transform(bandWindow,img.transform)
    bandData = img.read(1, window = bandWindow)
    allData = img.read(1)
    for point in points:
        rBand,cBand = rasterio.transform.rowcol(winTransform,point[0],point[1])
        rFull,cFull = img.index(point[0],point[1])
        bandVal = bandData[rBand,cBand]
        fullVal = allData[rFull,cFull]
        print(f"{fullVal} {'=' if bandVal == fullVal else '!='} {bandVal}")

When I execute this example i get this result:

1202 = 1202
1330 != 1202
1330 != 1202
1330 = 1330
1330 = 1330
I want to understand what I am doing wrong.


I asked the same question on stack exchange and now I understand how to obtain the results that once I expected.
But I think the answer for that is a little bit in the dark, should we improve the documentation to have an example that explain this?