Data formats

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General formats

Supported raster formats with r.in.gdal and r.out.gdal:

gdalinfo --formats

Supported vector formats with v.in.ogr and v.out.ogr

ogrinfo --formats


GIS formats

v.in.ogr or ogr2ogr to make a shapefile first?
See GRASS-News article: M. Neteler, 2005. SRTM and VMAP0 data in OGR and GRASS. GRASS Newsletter, Vol.3, pp 2-6, June 2005. PDF and erratum
for Electronic Nautical Charts (ENCs)
for Rasterized Nautical Charts (RNCs)

Databases and SQL

RDBMS

ODBC

http://gdal.osgeo.org/ogr/drv_odbc.html

MySQL

http://gdal.osgeo.org/ogr/drv_mysql.html
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/4.1/en/spatial-extensions.html
http://dev.mysql.com/tech-resources/articles/4.1/gis-with-mysql.html

PostgreSQL and PostGIS

http://gdal.osgeo.org/ogr/drv_pg.html

Oracle

http://gdal.osgeo.org/ogr/drv_oci.html

SQLite and SpatiaLite

http://gdal.osgeo.org/ogr/drv_sqlite.html
http://www.gaia-gis.it/spatialite/
http://lists.osgeo.org/pipermail/aust-nz/2008-April/000454.html

Microsoft Access

Four possible ways to import .mdb:

  • via unixODBC driver (see above)
  • via mdb-sqlite - automated conversion of MS Access 2000 databases to SQLite on any platform
  • via GDAL/OGR:
  • via R-statistics
R
install.packages('Hmisc', dependencies=TRUE)
library(Hmisc)

Satellite data

  • Global bathymetry dataset derived from satellite radar altimetry of the sea surface inferring local gravitational anomalies

Global datasets

(see the Global datasets page)

GRASS's data formats

  • TODO: link to those here
For now see the Development pages


See also

Some hints can be found on these pages: