[GRASS5] Re: [GRASSLIST:862] New GRASS intro

Hamish hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 26 01:52:15 EDT 2006

> I¹d hoped to make something really spiffy, easy for first time users to
> navigate without getting confused about GRASS jargon, but still quick for
> experienced users. Alas, I haven¹t had the time to do all this before the
> impending 6.2 feature freeze, but I did manage to update things somewhat
> from the venerable, Spartan grey intro.

Any chance to work on this wish?  (double click on mapset name implies <ok>)

> I¹ve rearranged the items on the intro screen to distinguish different
> functions, changed the descriptions to make it clearer that locations are
> for projections and mapsets are where a ŒGIS¹ is stored, etc. I also added a
> new button to create a projection location from a georeferenced file (uses
> GDAL/OGR via g.proj). Finally, I added some color to the intro. No I didn¹t
> make it green, but I did add a nice GRASS graphic.

Could you post a quick screenshot?

> I think the next step would be to replace the g.setproj terminal screen for
> defining projections with a nicer GUI one based on g.proj. Another thing
> would be to add a search function to the excellent EPSG codes database.

Yes, yes.


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