[GRASS-user] Opening a shape file in GRASS 6.4.3

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 21 01:28:19 PDT 2013

Sonali wrote:
> I have redone the shape file, I am attching it again, and this is the
> error I get when I am trying to open it. The location is in india
> and spans two UTM zones and therefore I used lat lons
>Projection of input dataset and current location appear to match
>Layer: Meghalay
>DBMI-DBF driver error:
>ERROR: Unable to create table: 'create table Meghalay (cat integer, TYPE varchar ( 10 ), IDENT varchar ( 24 ), LAT double precision, LONG double precision, Y_PROJ double precision, X_PROJ double precision, NEW_SEG varchar ( 10 ), DISPLAY varchar ( 10 ), COLOR varchar ( 10 ), ALTITUDE double precision, DEPTH double precision, TEMP double precision, TIME varchar ( 20 ), MODEL varchar ( 20 ), FILENAME varchar ( 254 ), LTIME varchar ( 20 ))'


perhaps TIME is a SQL reserved keyword, so you have to change that column name. (maybe TYPE too)


you can use the v.in.ascii columns= option to do that. [hint: cut and paste the above as a starting point]


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