Easy question/v.in.ascii

Ken Sibley ksibley at ncg.scs.ag.gov
Wed Jul 13 17:00:38 EDT 1994

> Referring to my message of 13 Jul 94 (Real easy question) and Darrell McCauley's
> reply on 13 Jul 94 (Re: Real easy question), I looked at v.in.ascii and it 
> appears to convert an existing map layer in ascii format to a map layer in
> binary format.  What I need to do is convert an ascii text file consisting 
> of lat lon in two columns to a vector map layer.  As far as I can tell from
> the manual, v.in.ascii will not do this.  Does anyone know what will?
> -Stephen Dzurenko
>  Ocean Mapping Division
>  Ocean Technology Center 
>  Graduate School of Oceanography
>  University of Rhode Island
>  ph: 401 792-6853
>  fx: 401 792-6849
>  e-mail: steve at ocesun1.oce.uri.edu
This sounds like you should be looking at the site commands.  You have
what is a sites file with no attributes. s.in.ascii:
"Each line of input should contain the easting, northing and (optionally)
the category label associated with a site...."
Then use s.to.vect to convert to a vector.

Ken Sibley
USDA-SCS		"Hell, if you understand everything I say,
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