- Edits cell values in a raster map.
d.rast.edit input=name output=name [aspect=name] [width=integer] [height=integer] [size=integer] [rows=integer] [cols=integer] [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]
- 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 raster map
- output=name [required]
- Name for output raster map
- Name of input aspect raster map
- Width of display canvas
- Default: 640
- Height of display canvas
- Default: 480
- Minimum size of each cell
- Default: 12
- Maximum number of rows to load
- Default: 100
- Maximum number of columns to load
- Default: 100
program allows users to interactively
edit cell category values in a raster map layer displayed to the
graphics monitor using a mouse cursor.
An overview window shows the entire map with a red box showing the current
editing region. The edit window shows the cells within the selected area.
Click on a new spot on the overview window to move the editing area.
Cell editing is done using the mouse cursor to indicate the cell(s) on
the displayed raster map that are to be edited.
To change the value of a cell put the new value to use in the "New value"
box at the bottom left of the edit window. A value of "*" indicates a
NULL value should be used.
Important: the new value in the "New value" box must be confirmed
with ENTER, otherwise it is not yet active.
To save the edited map, the "File" menu contains the entry Save
To leave d.rast.edit
, use Exit
in the menu.
The map can be shifted using the arrow keys on the keyboard.
There is no "undo" command nor way to exit edit mode without saving
changes to the output map.
Any MASK in place will be respected when writing the new raster map layer,
including any edits to the MASKed areas.
reads the region definition for the raster map layer
being edited from its internal cell header file. The new, edited copy of
the raster layer will be created with the same resolution and region
The primary bane of the d.rast.edit program involves large map
layers with lots of rows and columns) and/or slow computers,
since the program must read and write raster map layers row by row for
the full size of the map layer as dictated by its region size and resolution.
(The current region settings of north, south, east, and west
will not limit the size of the edited copy of the map layer,
since by use of the overview selection these values may change several
times during the editing session).
Editing raster values in a LiDAR DEM, North Carolina sample data:
g.region raster=elev_lid792_1m -p
# pan to area of interest and edit raster cells (I used "102" as value to modifiy cells
# Use: File > Save to save
# then: File > Exit
d.rast.edit input=elev_lid792_1m output=elev_lid792_1m_modified
# comparison of raster statistics
# original stats, note the min value
r.univar -g elev_lid792_1m
# modified map stats, note the min value
r.univar -g elev_lid792_1m_modified
Figure: Editing of pixels in an elevation raster map using d.rast.edit
should not create a new raster map layer if
the user makes no cell edits while running the program and leaving it
It would be nice to incorporate a scrollable version of
(such that one could see a label legend for files with many categories on
a standard size sub-frame). It would be even nicer to be able
to select the category values from a graphical legend when editing
cell values (thereby saving a trip to the text frame to type in the
Perhaps method(s) for multiple or mass cell edits would be useful.
This could be done by providing modes in which the user may:
- edit a block of cells to a given value by drawing a box;
- be able to choose a given value which is automatically used as
the new value on each cell chosen until a different value is desired.
There is no user-interrupt handling. This could leave files in .tmp
or (rarely) result in half-baked raster maps. The original file
would survive unscathed by an interrupt at most any point in execution.
Beware of exiting the program
by means other than using exit on the Main Menu.
Tcl/Tk (2007) and wxPython versions (2008): Glynn Clements
Replaces Xdriver version in C by Chris Rewerts, April 1991,
Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University
Available at: d.rast.edit source code (history)
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