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r.in.poly - Creates raster maps from ASCII polygon/line/point data files.
r.in.poly input=name output=name [title="phrase"] [rows=integer] [--overwrite] [--verbose] [--quiet]
- Allow output files to overwrite existing files
- Verbose module output
- Quiet module output
- Name of input file; or "-" to read from stdin
- Name for output raster map
- Title for resultant raster map
- Number of rows to hold in memory
- Default: 4096
r.in.poly allows the creation of GRASS binary
raster maps from ASCII files in the current directory
containing polygon, linear, and point features.
The input file is an ASCII text file containing the
polygon, linear, and point feature definitions.
The format of this file is described in the
INPUT FORMAT section below.
The number of raster rows to hold in memory is per default 4096.
This parameter allows users with less memory (or more) on their
system to control how much memory r.in.poly uses.
Usually the default value is fine.
The data will be imported using the current region settings to set the
new raster map's bounds and resolution. Any features falling outside
the current region will be cropped. The region settings are contolled
with the g.region module.
The format is a simplified version of the standard GRASS vector ASCII
format used by v.in.ascii.
Polygons are filled, i.e. they define an area.
The input format for the input file consists of
sections describing either polygonal areas, linear features, or
point features. The basic format is:
The A signals the beginning of a filled polygon.
It must appear in the first column.
The L signals the beginning of a linear feature.
It also must appear in the first column.
The P signals the beginning of a single cell point feature.
Again, it must appear in the first column.
The coordinates of the vertices of the polygon, or the coordinates defining
the linear or point feature follow and must have a space in the first
column and at least one space between the easting and the
northing. To give meaning to the features, the
"=" indicates that the feature currently being
processed has category value cat# (which must be
an integer) and a label (which may be more than
one word, or which may be omitted).
A <for polygonal areas>
= cat# label
L <for linear features>
= cat# label
P <for single cell point features>
= cat# label
An area described by four points:
= 42 stadium
r.digit (for interactive on-screen polygon/line digitizing for raster maps)
r.colors (for raster map color table creation)
Michael Shapiro, U.S.Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
Last changed: $Date: 2008-05-21 11:40:03 -0700 (Wed, 21 May 2008) $
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