[GRASS-user] GRASS plugin

John C. Tull jctull at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 11:56:15 EDT 2011

Hi Sören,

That was a nice tutorial. I look forward to trying this approach out on my system.


On Mar 21, 2011, at 4:28 PM, Soeren Gebbert wrote:

> Hello,
> IMHO the WPS (web processing service) approach to use GRASS GIS within
> QGIS might be a better solution? All the location, projection and
> mapset overhead would be avoided and the integration into QGIS would
> be more intuitive. Additionally using the WPS approach will also make
> Sextante, ArcGIS and other geo processing capabilities available in
> QGIS. Also cloud geo processing will be available using this approach.
> I would suggest to largely improve the existing WPS plugin from Horst
> Düster (and partially me) to make QGIS to one of the best WPS clients
> available.
> Here an example of the capabilities of the current WPS QGIS - GRASS
> GIS 7 approach:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCnax9w1bCs
> As far as i know the grass libraries are not designed to be used in
> long running persistent applications, so there will always be problems
> and a large effort migrating new GRASS GIS versions in QGIS. A WPS
> client would be completely independent from changes in GRASS GIS API
> or modules and will work with many other WPS backends.
> Just my 2C
> Sören
> 2011/3/21 Paolo Cavallini <cavallini at faunalia.it>:
>> Hi all.
>> The GRASS plugin does not have a maintainer since long. We at Faunalia
>> have done some smaller fixes, and financed, together with others, some
>> more bugfixing, through[0].
>> This situation is not ideal: without regular maintenance, bugs creep in,
>> and eventually major problems come out. Currently we have several
>> serious issues on vectors in Windows. It is therefore important that
>> someone fixes this, in order GRASS will remain fully usable from QGIS,
>> on all operating systems.
>> I'm therefore asking all the serious GRASS-QGIS users to step up and
>> give a hand, with either developer time or money. You are free not to do
>> it, but if you do it the future of this important tool will be bright
>> and reliable.
>> All the best.
>> --
>> http://www.faunalia.it/pc
>> [0]http://www.qgis.org/wiki/Bugs
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