[GRASSLIST:8678] [GRASS5] Re: GIS Manager updates
Kirk R. Wythers
kwythers at umn.edu
Tue Oct 18 13:54:32 EDT 2005
This is tremendous. The new GIS looks and, as far as I can tell
works, great (as of CVS this afternoon).
On a separate topic, I would to hear your (or anyone else's who would
like to chime in) opinion concerning attribute management. Several
folks in my department have vector layers on which they need to add
anywhere from 5 to 50 attributes per polygon (5 to 50 new columns).
They all have postgres and mysql installed (in addition to the
standard defaulf dbf option). What approach do people take when
building attribute intensive vector layers? Do you use a separate
database (ie postgis)? or do you manage them in grass?
The motivation for this query is this: One of my colleagues stopped
me in hall yesterday and reported the he couldn't figure out how to
delete an attribute column once he had created it. I started looking
into the issue last night and so far have not come up with an answer
for him. And as long as I was on the topic I though I'd open it up to
a larger question of attribute management.
Looking forward to reading everyone's suggestions,
Kirk R. Wythers, Research Fellow
Dept. of Forest Resources
University of Minnesota
1530 Cleveland Ave N
Saint Paul, MN 55108
email: kwythers at umn.edu
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