[GRASS5] gis.m does not use whole area
michael.barton at asu.edu
Thu Mar 23 12:23:22 EST 2006
> From: Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>
> Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 13:57:10 +0000
> To: Hamish <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com>
> Cc: Jachym Cepicky <jachym.cepicky at centrum.cz>, <grass5 at grass.itc.it>
> Subject: Re: [GRASS5] gis.m does not use whole area
> Hamish wrote:
>>>> can we try a grey & hatched background (black "X" diagonal lines
>>>> crossing) to indicate what's NULL and what's out of bounds? Or
>>>> alternating block pattern like GIMP uses? Or something like that.
>>>> This has been a confusing part of GRASS for a Long long time.
>>> That would be nice ... the new graphical interface looks so good, that
>>> it is really a bit confusing... Idrisi shows new map always in window,
>>> which is resised according to displayed map. In GRASS this could be
>>> done for the default region. Would this be sollution?
>> I always found the old NVIZ controls jumping around & resizing
>> themselves very distracting.
>> bonus feature: If checkered blocks are used, make their size as the
>> closest power of 10 to the map units. Sort of an undocumented barscale.
>> "cute" but useful.
> And awkward. If you use a stipple (tile), the repeat frequency is
> constrained to be an integral number of pixels.
> By far the easiest solution is to just change the canvas' background
> from white to light grey.
This is what I've done.
Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-2402
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