[GRASS-user] Re: [GRASS GIS] #668: export and share region settings

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 5 00:21:04 EDT 2009

Tim wrote:
> In order not to pollute the project location with a lot of
> test rasters, you start a new location to do the testing.
> It would be nice to have the save region settings available
> for /all/ locations with the same projection.

I think you mix up the purpose of location and mapsets- what
you ask for is exactly what mapsets are & do.

"project location" (as the GUI alone calls it) gives the idea
that each Project you work on should have its own location.
Often it is more useful to have a single location with different
mapsets for each job/client. Different "projects", same

the text based startup text may help, although I'm not sure
about the "REGION defaults to the entire area ..." part of it.

                            GRASS 6.5.svn

DATABASE: A directory (folder) on disk to contain all GRASS maps and data.

LOCATION: This is the name of a geographic location. It is defined by a
          co-ordinate system and a rectangular boundary.

MAPSET:   Each GRASS session runs under a particular MAPSET. This consists of
          a rectangular REGION and a set of maps. Every LOCATION contains at
          least a MAPSET called PERMANENT, which is readable by all sessions.

         The REGION defaults to the entire area of the chosen LOCATION.
         You may change it later with the command: g.region
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LOCATION:   spearfish60______________  (enter list for a list of locations)
MAPSET:     user1____________________  (or mapsets within a location)

DATABASE: /home/you/grassdata__________________________________________________

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