[GRASS-dev] [GRASS GIS] #3349: v.import: add 'where' parameter

GRASS GIS trac at osgeo.org
Sun May 21 21:22:52 PDT 2017

#3349: v.import: add 'where' parameter
  Reporter:  mlennert     |      Owner:  grass-dev@…
      Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  normal       |  Milestone:  7.4.0
 Component:  Vector       |    Version:  unspecified
Resolution:               |   Keywords:  v.import where
       CPU:  Unspecified  |   Platform:  Unspecified

Comment (by mlennert):

 Replying to [comment:1 mmetz]:
 > Replying to [ticket:3349 mlennert]:
 > > Was there choice of not adding a 'where' parameter to v.import a
 deliberate one ? I would find this parameter quite useful, but do not want
 to implement it if there was an explicit decision against it.
 > The reason to not add a 'where' option to v.import, as well as various
 other options and flags present in v.in.ogr but not in v.import, was to
 provide a module with a simplified user-interface that combines v.in.ogr +
 v.proj. It was not meant to be a replacement for using v.in.ogr and v.proj

 Well, the fact that AFAICT the GUI now exclusively uses v.import for
 imports (even when you chose "Common import formats" and **not** "Import
 of common formats with reprojection") and automatically proposes to
 reproject data at import if it is not in the location's projection,
 creates a situation where most people will use v.import, without knowing

 Actually, the where option is thus not available at all in the GUI import
 wizard... :-(

 Once again a case where I think that dumbing down the GUI is not always a
 good idea.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/3349#comment:2>
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