[GRASS-user] Re: Where the grassdata base resides

Shane Litherland litherland-farm at bigpond.com
Sun Dec 12 05:47:08 EST 2010

hi greg,
yes, QGIS is good - I started with that but, in my stubbornness, decided
to see if I could master GRASS without any 'shortcuts' hehe.. when I
initially set up my GRASS install too, I was actually doing it through a
terminal/command-line... I don't think the GUI / point-and-click option
was fully functional then (a coupla years ago)...The upside of that
method meant it was one-step-at-a-time, and the terminal berated me if I
got something awry like directory, resolution, projection, etc...

if you find something like QGIS that makes your GRASS entry easier, go
for it. About the only 'down' thing I found with QGIS was it took some
time to refresh when I was using some of my high-res pics, whereas this
seemed less of an issue directly in GRASS. But it's probably improved a
lot in last year or so... I'm due to play with it again soon :-)


On Thu, 2010-12-09 at 23:48 -0800, Greg Corning wrote:
> Shane,
>     Thanks. That was much more than two cents' worth. I am playing
> around with things now, and the main thing, I think, is eliminating
> the spaces in file paths. Also, I have found by accident in the
> process of following a tutorial on QGIS that QGIS is a great interface
> for working with GRASS.
>      Thank you for answering my question.
> Catlike
> On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 2:22 AM, Shane Litherland
> <litherland-farm at bigpond.com> wrote:
> > Hiya,
> >
> > I have no probs with my GRASS having been set up (on Ubuntu)
> > at /home/my-home/GIS/GRASSdata, which, for you, might be equivalent to
> > c:/users/path-to-your-folders/GIS... (sorry, haven't used that OS for
> > awhile)...
> >
> > I'd also recently installed it on a colleagues laptop, I think they were
> > running Vista or 7... I think I put the GRASSdata somewhere on their
> > user's desktop... I was in a rush, and struggling to remember my way
> > around windows so unfortunately can't recall much of the detail to help
> > you. But the program did work fine.
> > I was already aware that whitespace in folder/directory names is a bad
> > practice (at least in my experiences.. even though i think windows still
> > works ok with them, your GRASS installation, having been born from
> > another family, still might not like them) so in my previous example I
> > know I actively avoided that. if_you_insist_on_spaces,...be\ prepared\
> > to\ possibly\ do\things\ differently... :-)
> >
> > Did you install GRASS, then try moving the folder location? that may
> > have confused some of the startup settings and cause your crash?? not
> > sure if/how to edit startup stuff if this is your case, might be best to
> > try clean install to your desired location.. unless you've already tried
> > this.
> >
> > Maybe, if you don't get it solved 'neatly', a sym-link from C: to where
> > you prefer to keep GRASS??
> >
> > my two cents ;-)
> > -shane
> >
> >

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