[GRASS-user] GRASS Vector Export Standards

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Tue Jan 19 20:57:17 EST 2010

On Tue, Jan 19, 2010 at 2:20 PM, Pablo Carreira
<pablotcarreira at hotmail.com> wrote:
>  Hi,
> 1)Thinking about exchanging Grass vector data between users, I was wondering
> wich is the the best format to export GRASS vectors, so that they keep GRASS
> vectors characteristics like two areas sharing the same boundary, the use of
> centroids, multilayers and database. Any clue?

Do you want to exchange between *GRASS* users? Then I would
just package the files (won't work if attibutes are in PostgreSQL or mySQL).

> 2)Here in Brazil, ESRI shapefile is the "industry standard" for gis data
> exchange, is there any "Open Source standard"?

Well, also in the Open Source GIS world ESRI shapefile appears to
be the de-facto standard.


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