[GRASS-dev] opening any RS/GIS file in their original format directly in GRASS...

Jachym Cepicky jachym.cepicky at gmail.com
Fri Mar 14 03:23:24 EDT 2008

Yann Chemin píše v Pá 14. 03. 2008 v 09:38 +0700:
> Hello list,
> many first time users get a little bit "estranged" by the
> scientifically robust way of starting GRASS by setting up a
> DB/location/mapset.
> While the "create location from georeferenced file" button in TCLTK
> gui (not yet in wxpython it seems) is an very nice step,
> I would like your ideas about the feasibility of a CLI command similar
> to "grass63 rs_image.tif" or "grass63 shapfile.shp" possibly having a
> right-click option: "open with... => Grass63" like you can see in many
> OSes these days.
> The idea would be to create a temporary location (if not already there
> and compatible) from this image/GIS_cover data,  import it , load
> layer(s), and display it(them). 

Great idea! And, if the user would exit GRASS, dialog could appear, with
"Save current session  [Yes/No]", which would create something like
"GRASS Project File (project_name.grs)", which could start GRASS by
double click (and point GRASS to the right location/mapset and start the
GUI etc.) In the same time, the new created mapset/location would be
moved from "/tmp" to some other chosen directory.



> One more step could be creating a png out of it, with title, arrow,
> scale etc... as a thumbnail view of the dataset. 
> Don't know, the extents and date/time (if any) could be added in a
> kind of default location holding footprints of already opened data
> with standard grass metadata (r.info) available on click over a given
> footprint... Of course with the thumbnail available somehow directly
> in the footprint as hyperlink, or as display option (visible/hidden),
> or just a hyperlink in the metadata, or if metadata can be reformatted
> (automatically) to html, then embed the thumbnail it...
> Many people face a large amount of datasets these days, and knowing
> where/when/what is each is a challenge.
> sorry, started as a simple idea, ended in a kind of cataloging
> project...
> Have a nice day,
> Yann
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