[GRASSLIST:3457] Re: Hello

Maciek Sieczka werchowyna at pf.pl
Thu May 20 17:15:22 EDT 2004

a suggestion on sources of data for Africa

for some time now there are African 90m (3 arcsec) elevation SRTM data
available at http://edcftp.cr.usgs.gov/pub/data/srtm/ for free
there is also Markus Neteler' s script for loading them into Grass available
somewhere on the net, Google it
(though honestly I haven't tried it yet :))

----- Original Message -----
From: "Nico Coetzee" <ncoetzee1 at fnb.co.za>
To: <GRASSLIST at baylor.edu>
Sent: Thursday, May 20, 2004 5:44 PM
Subject: [GRASSLIST:3453] Hello

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> Hi all,
> First of all - I am an *extreme* newbie with anything related to GIS, but
I am
> very keen on learning a lot about this subject, mainly for personal
> I am now in the process of looking for the right software to start of
> and since I am a Linux user, it seems all people end up recommending
> so - here I am :)
> I am still in the installation phase of GRASS, but I thought it might be a
> good idea at this stage to ask about obtaining data from external sources.
> this stage I am particularly interested in data from the following sites:
>  1) http://www.georigin.com/ - Contain datasets related to African
>  2) http://edc.usgs.gov/products/elevation/gtopo30.html and
> http://lpdaac.usgs.gov/gtopo30/gtopo30.asp (essentially the same ORG) -
> GTOP30 data sets related to Southern Africa
> It seems from what I have read that I would be able to use the GTOP30
> although if there are any people that has some input here, I will greatly
> apprciate it !
> The problem really is with the first site (georigin.com). I can download
> data I'm interested in in one of the following formats: Asset, Planet or
> MapInfo. As you can see from this site, one of the links they obtained
> data from refers eventually to a site in the usgs.gov domain - which make
> belief the data might actually be in GTOP30 format or something similar.
> Has anyone worked with this data yet? Any tips/pointers?
> Thanks a lot - I hope you don't mind a lot of questions :)
> Cheers
> Nico Coetzee
> South Africa
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