[GRASS-user] v.in.ascii: Cannot Close Attribute Table
landa.martin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 5 10:48:49 EST 2011
2011/3/5 Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com>:
> On Sat, 5 Mar 2011, Martin Landa wrote:
>> better to avoid dbf at all
> I always assumed this was based on dBASE or, perhaps, BerkeleyDB.
default driver in GRASS 6 is dbf  (dBASE)
>> Set up default DB backend. Newly produced vector data will store it's
>> attributes in this backend.
> This is a good time for me to ask about postGIS. I've looked superficially
> at it over the years, yet I still have no deep understanding of what it
> provides that postgres and grass do not. It seems to me that postGIS, QGIS,
> and similar tools are alternatives to postgres + grass. No?
it's very vague to say that, PostGIS implement OGC Simple Features 
for PostgreSQL. It's extension for PostgreSQL which enables this
database system to store, process, and analyze spatial data. PostGIS
is spatial database. GRASS is a desktop GIS environment.
Martin Landa <landa.martin gmail.com> * http://geo.fsv.cvut.cz/~landa
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