[GRASS-dev] d.m/d.gis mysteries..

Moritz Lennert mlennert at club.worldonline.be
Mon Oct 30 10:43:22 EST 2006

Michael Barton wrote:
> Moritz,
> This is a very good idea.
> The whole interface should be better documented, and I am periodically
> plagued by pangs of guilt along this line. There is a page out there, but
> things have changed so fast that I haven't kept up with it. It should
> probably a mini-manual of its own.
> For example, I've never gotten around to documenting either the new profiler
> or georectifier (guilt, guilt, guilt!). Now this is catching up with me as
> people start to use it and run into some confusion, so that it is not clear
> if there is a bug or if it is simply not explained well enough. I keep
> hoping that someone else will do this. But it is a bit of a chicken and egg,
> I fear. The entire system needs to be explained enough for someone to use it
> and explain it to others.

I have found that for explaining the GUI, small movies such as 
Sören's[1] often work wonders. Maybe we could integrate a few short ones 
into the official GRASS doc. Might be quicker than trying to write 
something where you describe the GUI...



> Michael
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> School of Human Evolution & Social Change
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>> From: Moritz Lennert <mlennert at club.worldonline.be>
>> Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 11:07:36 +0100
>> To: Michael Barton <michael.barton at asu.edu>
>> Cc: Maciej Sieczka <tutey at o2.pl>, Hamish <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com>,
>> <grass-dev at grass.itc.it>
>> Subject: Re: [GRASS-dev] d.m/d.gis mysteries..
>> We could maybe somewhere in the doc include a hint that if one wants
>> really precise region settings than this has to be done with g.region
>> and not with zooming.

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