[GRASS5] Problems with vector import, and a suggestion

Radim Blazek radim.blazek at wo.cz
Fri Feb 8 20:16:32 EST 2002

On Friday 08 February 2002 03:37, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Markus Neteler wrote:
> > ... a v.in.ogr comes to my mind. Perhaps efforts can be bundled
> > to extend OGR with E00, DXF and Ungenerate and build v.in.ogr
> > on top of that (I like the r.in.gdal very much).
> >
> > Just an obvious suggestion,
> Markus, et al,
> I am definately planning a v.in.ogr (or perhaps even call it v.import?)
> for GRASS 5.1 once David's work on "whole polygon" to GRASS topology is
> settled in and ported to the GRASS 5.1 vector architecture.  This would
> hopefully provide some consolidation to the vector import process in a
> manner similar to what r.in.gdal attempts for rasters.
> I would add that E00 (+arc binary coveragE) will be added in coming weeks;
> however m.in.e00 may still be better since it doesn't have to go through
> the intermediate "simple features" geometry (ie. whole polygons).
> Ungenerate is a lame format with only one numeric attribute per feature,
> so I don't suggest it as an interchange format except for the most
> desperate of situations.
> Best regards,

I would like to see OGR as third external vector format in grass51, but
it requires C interface.


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