[GRASS-user] problem creating point layer from CSV file

John A Stevenson john.stevenson at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Jun 23 08:41:56 EDT 2009

To set the column type in db.in.ogr for a csv file, you have to create 
another file (e.g. points_in.csvt) with the column types.

g.manual db.in.ogr



Alternatively, load the csv file with v.in.ascii, which will give you a 
chance to describe the column types.



Tim Michelsen wrote:
> Hello,
> I tried to create a point vector from a table with coordinates:
> db.in.ogr dsn=points_in.csv output=points key=myid
> v.in.db --overwrite table=points x=UTM_E y=UTM_N key=myid 
> output=points_vect
> => ERROR: x/y/z column must be integer or double
> Why do I get this error?
> How to I change the table column format for an imported ascii (CSV) 
> table in order to match integer or double?
> Thanks for your help.
> Kind regards,
> Timmie
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Dr John Stevenson
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