[GRASSLIST:6356] Re: Example datasets...

Ian MacMillan ian_macmillan at umail.ucsb.edu
Wed Apr 6 15:43:33 EDT 2005

Chris, sounds like you need to set your region with g.region 
rast=your_map, or you can do this from the pulldown menu 
(GIS>Region>Manage region).  The region is kind of your window to the 
location you are in.  If the window isn't pointed at your data, you 
can't see it, or do much work with it.


On Apr 6, 2005, at 12:13 PM, Chris Widga wrote:

> On a somewhat related note...I too am new to GRASS. I've been trying 
> to work with the Spearfish57 dataset in GRASS 6.0.0 (Cygwin) 
> downloaded from the GRASS webpage. When I try to import or display the 
> raster datasets (Display Raster Map or Import Raster Map) they do not 
> show up in the GUI dialog box (both the PERMANENT and user folders 
> show up, but nothing is visible in them). I've tried to open/import 
> through the command window too, (e.g., d.rast elevation.dem) but also 
> no luck. Anybody have any ideas? Do I need to convert the data or 
> something?
> Chris
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin" <lists at gnosysllc.com>
> To: <GRASSLIST at baylor.edu>
> Cc: <grass-doc at it-zone.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 11:19 AM
> Subject: [GRASSLIST:6352] GRASS-DOC list inactive?
>> Hi List-
>> I'm new to grass and have a couple of questions that I don't see
>> answered in the archive.
>> 1) Is the grass-doc list down or inactive?  I saw a request for
>> volunteers at http://grass.itc.it/gdp/index.php and joined the list 
>> but
>> haven't seen any activity and the archives show the last activity in
>> 2003 I believe.
>> 2) I just ordered M. Neteler, H. Mitasova, 2004. Open Source GIS: A
>> GRASS GIS Approach. Second Edition because I'm sure the book will be a
>> great resource for a newbie like me, but my question about it is this:
>> can I expect to find examples and tutorials that hold my hand
>> step-by-step in performing some number of the things that grass can 
>> do?
>> I tried the online documentation and tutorials (everything that one 
>> can
>> get to from the grass web pages) and although I'm sure they would be
>> very helpful for someone well-versed in GIS software in general (not 
>> yet
>> true for me), I was totally bewildered by them.  I have grass 
>> installed
>> and running with no problems.  I just don't know what to do with it or
>> how to do it.  I tried just fiddling around with it hoping that by 
>> doing
>> so, it would become clear what this and that are for, but it wasn't
>> helpful to me (just dense I guess).  I think I need data sets and
>> examples that tell me exactly what to do (step by step) in order to
>> accomplish this or that and then perhaps even some sort of conceptual
>> explanation of what this is good for.  Will the book help me with 
>> that?
>> If not, can someone recommend a general GIS learning resource for
>> someone relatively unfamiliar with it?  I'd be very grateful.
>> TIA.
>> -- 
>> -Kevin
>> http://www.gnosys.us

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