[GRASS-user] r.in.gdal/HF2/HFZ problem

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Sun Oct 30 11:23:42 EDT 2011

On Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Duffy, Garret
<garret.duffy at nuigalway.ie> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running grass 6.2 and I've updated gdal to version 1.8.1 in order to
> import HF2/HFz files into grass
> %r.in.gdal -f
> Supported Formats:
>  ...
>   XYZ (rw): ASCII Gridded XYZ
>   HF2 (rw): HF2/HFZ heightfield raster
>   OZI (ro): OZI
> So it should work… but:
> %r.in.gdal 'input=/path/to/HFZ/5m_irish_sea.HF2' output=test title=test
> ERROR 4: `/path/to/HFZ/5m_irish_sea.HF2' not recognised as a supported file
> format.

Is it really "/path/to" ? I guess not - if the real path contains white space
it may cause troubles in GRASS 6.2. We have fixed such cases in GRASS 6.4.
Please post the real path you have to better understand the problem.

> I really don't want to update grass as version 4.7 of proj that grass 6.4
> requires doesn't support general RSO projections and I am trying the
> reproject the HF2 file into that projection.

grass 6.4 requires proj 4.7? The test in configure is:

    if test `expr "$proj_ver" \< 446` = 1 ; then
        AC_MSG_ERROR([*** PROJ.4.4.6 or later is required.])

which is way older than Proj 4.7.

> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> **Could I use "gdal_translate" to change the HF2 to a TIF and then use
> r.in.gdal??**

Yes, this would be an alternative.


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