[GRASSLIST:1517] Re: How to measure plants?

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Mon Feb 26 09:45:57 EST 2001

On Mon, 26 Feb 2001, Slawomir K. Duda wrote:

> I try to measure plants (mosses, mainly Pleurozium schreberi) using GIS
> software. I have scanned images of mosses and I want measure main lenght
> and lenght of all branches with their position. I think this is similar
> problem as with measure river lenght with lenghts and position of all
> tributaries.
> I'm new in GRASS and I've got lost in all commands. If anyone has idea how
> to solve above problem I'll feel  very grateful for any information.


  What you need is network analysis, and I do not know if GRASS has this
capability. GRASS does most of its analyses using raster data, not vector
data. Just this past weekend I thought of a number of applications where
vector-based network analyses would be helpful to me. I was going to
investigate whether or not GRASS has this capability now.

  Perhaps someone more knowledgeable will answer and we will both know.


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