[GRASS-user] measuring distance along a line

Bob Smither bobsmither at lrcf.net
Wed May 16 15:23:20 EDT 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-15 at 10:42 +0200, Ronja Düffel wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> is there a possibility to measure distance along a line in grass?
> I have a map of a river system and I have points (given by Northing and 
> Easting) where rivers con- or diverge. Now I would like know the distance 
> between those points, measured along the course of the river. Is there a 
> possibility to do that in grass without having to measure the distance by 
> hand (i.e. using the measuring tool in the display window)?

I'm sure you want to do this in GRASS, but if all you really need is the
distance, take a look at:


You can measure distances over any points that you place on Google Maps.

Bob Smither <bobsmither at lrcf.net>
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