[GRASS5] New Script Submission on Grass WIKI: d.hyperlink

Michael Barton michael.barton at asu.edu
Thu Feb 9 17:57:19 EST 2006


This sounds very nice. But I'm trying to get GRASS modules and scripts to
move away from a dependence on an xterm or any other particular graphic
device. This way they can be used in more up-to-date user interfaces. Is
there some way that your script could take xy (east north) input instead of
relying on an xterm?

Michael Barton, Professor of Anthropology
School of Human Evolution and Social Change
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ  85287-2402

voice: 480-965-6262; fax: 480-965-7671
www: http://www.public.asu.edu/~cmbarton

> From: "Patton, Eric" <epatton at nrcan.gc.ca>
> Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2006 13:33:11 -0400
> To: "'grass5 at grass.itc.it '" <grass5 at grass.itc.it>
> Cc: "'grasslist at baylor.edu '" <grasslist at baylor.edu>
> Subject: [GRASS5] New Script Submission on Grass WIKI: d.hyperlink
> Hi All,
> I have a script that I would like to submit for consideration and review. it
> is an interactive script that allows the user to view hyperlinked documents
> (only images, for now) by clicking on the vector in an X-term, which
> launches an external image viewer (i.e., gimp, eye of gnome, gthumb). The
> user supplies the image directory, and column in the attribute table to link
> to. The script provides sanity-checking and some informational flags as
> well.
> I created this script out of the need to link an extensive photographic
> archive to sampling station positions, without having to resort to ArcView
> to accomplish it. Essentially, it duplicates the 'hotlink' functionality
> available in ArcView. I anticipate that the script could be extended to
> provide support for virtually any document viewer, i.e., pdf, OpenOffice,
> Inkscape, what have you.
> I welcome any comments and thoughts on this. You can download the script
> from the WIKI at:
> http://grass.gdf-hannover.de/twiki/pub/GRASS/GrassAddOns/d.hyperlink.tar.gz
> Thanks,
> ~ Eric.

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