[GRASS-user] Re: grassuser Digest, Vol 10, Issue 46

Maciej Sieczka tutey at o2.pl
Fri Feb 23 05:16:09 EST 2007

Bryan Main wrote:
> I am new to GRASS and have been having problems with the running of
> grass.  I have installed the grass6.2.2cvs from the site on a Ubuntu
> 6.0.6.  I can get to the screen where it asks the location and
> mapsets.  I have loaded the mapset for spearfish60 to play with and
> get used to grass.  However after I get to where the button to "Enter
> GRASS" come available and press it I get the following:
> WELCOME TO GRASS              Version 6.2.2cvs         2006
>   1) Have at your side all available GRASS tutorials
>   2) When working on your location, the following materials
>      are extremely useful:
>      - A topo map of your area
>      - Current catalog of available computer maps
>   3) Check the GRASS webpages for feedback mailinglists and more:
>      http://grass.itc.it/
>      http://grass.ibiblio.edu/
> Hit RETURN to continue
> Starting GRASS ...
> /usr/local/grass6.2.2cvs-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-10_02_2007/etc/Init.sh:
> line 5 67:
> /usr/local/grass6.2.2cvs-x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-10_02_2007/bin/g.gisenv:
> c annot execute binary file

Hi Bryan

You installed a 64bit version of GRASS. Is your platform 64bit?

http://grass.itc.it/grass62/binary/linux/snapshot/ reads:

"Note: the x86_64 binaries will only run on 64bit CPUs (use 'uname -m'
to find out about your computer)."

> The next item I wanted to ask about is where I might be able to obtain
> GRASS data for Ireland.  I'm looking for the following: Coastline of
> Ireland,

I heard of STRM 2 coastline data [1], and GSSHS [2]. The latter are
often claimed to be better by folks who tried both.

> contours,

You could extract them from 3" (circa 90m) SRTM data (GRASS: r.in.srtm,

> archaeological sites, waterways, county lines,
> roadways and cities.  The last three are the least important.  I would
> like to do personal research using a GIS of Ireland.

There is VMAP0, a 1:1000000 global vector map dataset [3] (see under
"VPF Data Download"). Maybe of some use.

You could also look around in at FreeGIS site [4], then ask at
their maililing list. Check out also [5], [6], [7], [8].

> I should also introduce myself.  I have a BS in Geography/Cartography,
> though that was 1995.  I have used MapInfo, ArcInfo (DOS), and am
> currently doing aeronautical charts.  I also took a few C courses
> after graduation so I have a bit of programing experience.  I have
> been wanting to do my own research using a GIS for years, and finally
> I bought a computer so I could start.
> Hopefully someone can give me a hand.  Thank you,
> Bryan Main

Good luck.



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