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

Hamish hamish_nospam at yahoo.com
Tue May 1 05:32:28 EDT 2007

> > 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.

Hernán De Angelis wrote:
> It means that r.in.srtm cannot find the unzip program to decompress
> the file.

I have just added "unzip" to list of suggested Cygwin packages on the
download page.

r.in.srtm expects the .hgt file to be zipped (WinZip, etc). It should be
named like "S46E166.hgt.zip".


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