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NAME - Creates a vector map from a PLY file.


vector, import

SYNOPSIS --help [-tbp] input=name output=name [x=integer] [y=integer] [z=integer] [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]


Do not create attribute table
Do not build topology
Only print PLY element types and their properties.
Allow output files to overwrite existing files
Print usage summary
Verbose module output
Quiet module output
Force launching GUI dialog


input=name [required]
Name of input file to be imported
'-' for standard input
output=name [required]
Name for output vector map
Number of vertex property used as x coordinate
First vertex property is 1
Default: 1
Number of vertex property used as y coordinate
First vertex property is 1
Default: 2
Number of vertex property used as z coordinate
First vertex property is 1. If 0, z coordinate is not used
Default: 3

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DESCRIPTION imports a vector map in PLY vector format. A PLY file always holds a number of vertices which are imported as points. PLY vertices can have a number of properties in addition to their coordinates. These properties are stored in an attribute table. For larger PLY files with many vertices (> 1000) it is highly recommended to not use DBF as database driver, but SQLite (default in GRASS GIS 7), PostgreSQL or MySQL, because the DBF driver is rather slow and can consume a lot of memory. The database driver can be set with db.connect.

NOTES is designed for large point clouds with the possibility to have only coordinates, and no attribute table (for speed reasons).

EXAMPLES input=myfile.ply output=myfile



Markus Metz

Last changed: $Date: 2013-05-08 21:59:45 +0200 (Wed, 08 May 2013) $


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