[GRASS-web] Complete Beginner and non-technical learner needs assistance for student project

Markus Neteler neteler at osgeo.org
Thu Dec 1 14:45:11 PST 2016


the .prj contains the projection information which is good to have
(often this file is missing).

When you start GRASS GIS, you can follow this guide here:


Under (4) Location Wizard =>> you reach a dialog which lets you create
a new location from a "georeferenced data file", the "something.shp"
file in your case. Then it will let you import it as well and you are

Please let us know of things are unclear so that we can improve it.


Markus Neteler
http://www.mundialis.de - free data with free software

On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 11:12 PM, Dave Hochman <dave at iq4.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I have received the following files from my manager:
> .dbf - This is the largest at 9,300 KB
> .prj
> .sbn
> .sbx
> .shp (2) files ,one says SHP, the other XML?
> .shx
> Apparently all of these files added up make a map that I need to use for a
> student project (SUNY Albany) via work that I'm doing with students.
> We (the students and I) have tried for the last week to get it to work to no
> avail. Is there any way you could help us?
> I am using the latest version of GRASS GIS 7.0.5
> Thank you,
> Dave
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