[GRASS5] v.what ?

Radim Blazek blazek at itc.it
Mon Mar 8 03:24:45 EST 2004

On Saturday 06 March 2004 06:45, Sajith VK wrote:
> Hi list,
> 	I need to use, v.what, to get information on a perticular
> point. But v.what is missing in grass57.  The link
> http://freegis.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/~checkout~/grass51/doc/vector/v.modu
>les.html says, this facility is available in v.distence.
> How can I use v.ditence to perfom as v.what ?
> I am totaly confused, please help

v.distance takes points from vector as input instead of stdin.
Create new vector with your points, for example
echo "123|456|1" | v.in.ascii output=pnt
and find nearest features
v.distance from=pnt to=something upload=cat col=somecol -p


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