Site Attributes

GRASS site (or point) data is stored in a text format which supports multiple dimensions, one integer category number and multiple floating point and text attributes.

To query the categories of an existing site file, use the following modules:

The text format of the site file allows you to manipulate site categories and attributes directly. To create a site file with the attributes you desire, you can edit a file yourself and then copy it to the site_lists directory of your mapset: cp NameOfYourSitesFile $GISDBASE/$LOCATION_NAME/$MAPSET/site_lists/. If you want to change the attribute values of a site file, copy the file to your current working directory with cp $GISDBASE/$LOCATION_NAME/$MAPSET/site_lists/NameOfYourSitesFile . and change whatever values you would like to. When finished, just copy the file back with cp NameOfYourSitesFile $GISDBASE/$LOCATION_NAME/$MAPSET/site_lists/. See the man page for for details about the format.