[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS GIS] #323: Consistency in adjectives used for GRASS' "geographic region"

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Wed Oct 14 22:21:57 EDT 2009

#323: Consistency in adjectives used for GRASS' "geographic region"
  Reporter:  nikos        |       Owner:  grass-dev at lists.osgeo.org
      Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new                      
  Priority:  minor        |   Milestone:  6.4.0                    
 Component:  Docs         |     Version:  unspecified              
Resolution:               |    Keywords:                           
  Platform:  All          |         Cpu:  Unspecified              
Comment (by hamish):

 see also #320, as they are both about the semantics and interpretation of
 the "region" term. I doubt we can ever make everyone happy with one term
 for complex ideas, but we can focus on explaining well in the
 documentation about what we mean by each version and then being consistent
 with it.

 wrt this ticket, the g.region module is concerned with the mapset's WINDow
 file. This is the current working region & resolution settings which
 processing modules will use. This long predates any GUI version.

 For non-GUI use only this region matters.

 "Computational region" is used by the GUI to distinguish the above region
 from the display/rendering region in the map display window.
 Perhaps the GUI should not use the term "region" at all unless it is
 referring to the computational one? Perhaps it should talk about "zoom"


Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/323#comment:1>
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