[GRASS-user] Importing DEM - r.in.srtm: unzip required, please install first

Hernán De Angelis dhdeangelis.listas at gmail.com
Tue May 1 04:55:02 EDT 2007

It means that r.in.srtm cannot find the unzip program to decompress the file.

2007/5/1, Jarle Pedersen <mybigb at gmail.com>:
> Hi all, first time posting for me.
> Running GRASS 6.2 through Cygwin on Windows XP, I'm trying to import a DEM
> saved in SRTM-format (.hgt) which I got from
> http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/dem3.html
> Both in the command-line and GUI versions I get this rather curious error:
> r.in.srtm: unzip required, please install first
> I have no idea what this means, and since I'm working with data at 66deg
> north, this is the only source I've found that give me a working DEM. I've
> earlier used them through PCI, so I know they work. Unfortunately I've no
> longer got access to PCI.
> Any help would be most welcome.
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Hernán De Angelis
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