[GRASS-user] Splitting shapefile

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Fri Mar 27 03:10:28 EDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 6:50 AM, georgew <gws293 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi , I have a large vector shapefile I would like to split into many smaller tiles of equal size. Can
> somebody suggest a way to do this in GRASS 6.4 (either Windows or Linux).

You could use v.mkgrid to generate a grid. Then loop over all categories
in this grid (v.categories) and use v.overlay to intersect.

> Also is it possible to use scripts (for batch processing) under the Windows version of GRASS?

Yes, I think so.


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