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gshhstograss: Extracting GSHHS and WDBII data in GRASS-compatible ASCII format

NAME

gshhs2grass - Extracting GSHHS and WDBII data in GRASS-compatible ASCII format

SYNOPSIS

gshhs2grass -i gshhs_[f|h|i|l|c].b [ -xminx ] [-Xmaxx ] [ -yminy ] [ -Ymaxy ]

DESCRIPTION

gshhs2grass reads the binary coastline (GSHHS) and and translates it into an ASCII format suitable for import into GRASS. It automatically handles byte-swabbing between different architectures.
gshhs_[f|h|i|l|c].b
One of the GSHHS binary data file as distributed with the GSHHS data supplement. Any of the 5 standard resolutions (full, high, intermediate, low, crude) can be used. The resulting files are called dig_[ascii|att|cats].gshhs_[f|h|i|l|c].

OPTIONS

-x
Specify a minimum (west) longitude.
-X
Specify a maximum (east) longitude.
-y
Specify a minimum (south) latitude.
-Y
Specify a maximum (north) latitude.

EXAMPLES

To convert the full GSHHS data set , try

gshhs2grass gshhs_f.b

BUGS

Not updated to handle the WDBII line data (borders or rivers).

AUTHOR

Original version by Simon Cox (simon [at] ned.dem.csiro.au) with some maintenance by Paul Wessel (pwessel [at] hawaii.edu).

SEE ALSO

GMT(1), gshhs(1) gshhs_dp(1)