[GRASS-web] [GRASS-dev] Fwd: Question on history of Raster Tiling in GRASS

Vaclav Petras wenzeslaus at gmail.com
Sun Sep 4 19:05:02 PDT 2016

On Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 2:48 PM, Markus Neteler <neteler at osgeo.org> wrote:
> FYI from the "grass-web" list - please assist to provide the answer to
> For sure this matters:
> https://grass.osgeo.org/programming7/segmentlib.html
> which was already in the GRASS GIS 4.1 programmer's manual from 1993:
> https://grass.osgeo.org/grass41/manuals/progman.ps.Z
> but there will be more material.

Well, there is 3D raster library which has tiling. Formerly called G3d
(Grid 3D?, I suppose), committed on December 29, 1999 in r9499:


There might be some scientific paper referring to it but I didn't find it.
Here is the current library doc:



> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Carl Reed <carl.n.reed at gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 7:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [GRASS-web] Question on history of Raster Tiling in GRASS
> To: grass-web at lists.osgeo.org
> Hi -
> Hopefully someone knows the answer!
> I am reviewing some OGC documents related to Testbed 12 tiling
> experiments. In one of the draft OGC engineering reports there is a
> statement that raster tiling has only been around a decade or so. I
> immediately thought that GRASS probably had a tiling capability that
> has been available for more than 10 years! So if anyone knows the
> history of tiling as a storage structure in GRASS, please let me know!
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