[GRASS5] adding metadata in GRASS 5.7

Otto Dassau otto.dassau at gmx.de
Thu Sep 2 08:25:36 EDT 2004

On Thu, 2 Sep 2004 13:36:55 +0200
Radim Blazek <blazek at itc.it> wrote:

> On Thursday 02 September 2004 10:34, Otto Dassau wrote:
> > Dear list,
> >
> > I would like to add metadata to maps in GRASS 5.7 but I can't find any
> > modules to edit related history files in the directory /hist.
> >
> > For raster data in GRASS 5.0 and 5.3 r.support allows to add additional
> > comments, but this module doesn't exist in GRASS 5.7 anymore.
> >
> > For vector data, the old v.digit allows to add comments but the new
> > digitizing tool does not.
> >
> > Does there already exist a module to add metadata, is this simply missing
> > yet or will metadata be handled totally different in GRASS 5.7?
> I think that vector metadata should be stored in 'head', not in 'hist'.
> Currently there are no tools for manipulation of user metadata in 'head' file.
> Which kind of metadata?

Hi Radim,

I was using vmap0 data and thought of adding some comments to them. But I was missing a place to put those meta information about creator, scale, quality, special notes, time... 

I thought about the way it is done for the spearfish data set.


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