[GRASS-user] shapefile, TIGER, or what for a dlg that is stored in .e00 format

stephen sefick ssefick at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 21:42:12 EDT 2009

I tried this with points, lines and areas on the .e00 file

v.in.e00 'file=/Users/sefick/Desktop/contours Folder/contours.e00'
type=area vect=georgia_contours --overwrite

importing areas......

unable to open data <source cont>
an error occured. Stop.

what now?

I didn't have any luck with the grid data - tried and gave up.


Stephen Sefick

On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 7:38 PM, Nikos
Alexandris<nikos.alexandris at felis.uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> stephen sefick wrote:
>> I am trying to make a DEM from contour lines downloaded from here
>> http://csat.er.usgs.gov/statewide/layers/contours.html
>> I converted this to a shape file
> You don't need to convert it to  Shapefile. You can import vector .e00
> files directly in GRASS using v.in.e00. Note that you need to have to
> programs installed: "avce00" and "e00compr".
>> reprojected it,
> why? from what to what CRS? Did you not create a location based on the
> coordinate reference system in which the data are referenced? Did you
> have any success with the "GRID" data, if of course you tried?
>>  and then v.to.rast use=value and got out a raster with a range of 1
>> to 1.
> That is so because the v.to.rast module expects from the user to define
> the "value" incase you use the "use=value" parameter. If the user does
> not define the "value" then "value=1" is taken as default. Please read
> the respective manual(s) [1].
> I suppose that "v.to.rast use=val value=SomeValue" is not what you want.
> Giving a fixed value to all of the vector features that will be
> rasterized wont be useful if you want to play further with the data
> (e.g. create a DEM as you mention above).
>> How do I do this?
> --%<---code--%<---
> # I downloaed the data you mention and did the following:
> v.in.e00 contours.e00 vect=contours type=line
> # check attribute table
> v.info -c contours
> v.info -c contours
> Displaying column types/names for database connection of layer 1:
> # match region ## I am unsure about the resolution (=look at the
> original data resolution from which the contours derived)
> g.region vect=contours res=SomeResolutionValue -pa
> # the last column is probably of your interest, so
> v.to.rast use=val value=attr col=ELEV
> --%<---code--%<---
> Perhaps you do not even need to rasterise. Have a look at v.surf.rst
> [2]. Of course I am no expert with DEM's, v.surf.rst might not be what
> you need.
> Kind regards, Nikos
> ---
> [1] http://grass.osgeo.org/grass64/manuals/html64_user/v.to.rast.html
> [2] http://grass.osgeo.org/grass64/manuals/html64_user/v.surf.rst.html

Stephen Sefick

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