[GRASSLIST:1805] Re: how to create a new location

Eric G. Miller egm2 at jps.net
Wed May 2 02:37:28 EDT 2001

On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 03:08:41PM +1000, Mick Howe wrote:
> I want to create a new location covering my local area. I guess I must
> be blind or something because I can't find how to do it in the
> references.
> If some one could puppy walk me through the process I would be most
> grateful.
> I'm using Grass 4.3 on Linux and the area I wish to cover is part of
> the NSW south coast lat 149 - 151E, lon 35 - 37S.

Start GRASS, in the dialog for mapset, location, and database specify
a new location and mapset.  You should be prompted for the rest.

> I have collected some data in MapInfo and AutoCad dxf formats that I
> hope to convert and import.
> Also is it worth downloading version 5 given that the best transfer
> rates I can achieve lately is about 1.5KB/s with up to 60% packet
> losses and a 4 hour automatic cut off.

Lots of changes going on in Vers 5 at the moment, so you might want to
hold off a bit.

Eric G. Miller <egm2 at jps.net>

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