[Freegis-list] EDBS reader in 'C'

Markus Neteler neteler at geog.uni-hannover.de
Tue Apr 17 18:49:26 CEST 2001

On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 10:09:17AM +0100, Markus Neteler wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 09:57:22AM +0200, Jan-Oliver Wagner wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > again a free (GPLed) reader software for the EDBS format
> > has been released: EDBS_extra 2.0
> > It is written in 'C' and located at http://www.rinners.de/edbs/
> > 
> > Similar to the java reader it is documented mainly in German.
> > However, this package currently is not actively maintained,
> > but the author, Claus Rinner, is still in the GIS business,
> > thus available, and happy to further support developments.
> > 
> > Markus, I hope you judge the task to find free EDBS software 
> > now as solved :-)
> > 
> > Thanks to Claus for releasing his work under GPL!

Hi again,

Kusos to Claus: I got the first data imported into GRASS (sorry,
my favourite GIS).

Conversion seems to run well with "extra_run" after specifying the
file in "extra_quellen".

As GRASS provides v.in.arc, I could import a first dataset. It's only
a little tricky to understand all the resulting files and their internal

A sample GRASS call could look like this (after copying the needed files
into $LOCATION/arc/):

v.in.arc type=polygon lines_in=dom_f3000 points_in=edx_fl3000
  text_in=edx_objekte vector_out=edx idcol=1 catcol=3 attcol=2

A query delivers:
 d.what.vect edx
 3547956.55388471(E) 5802571.72932331(N)
 edx in lamme  Line - Category <not tagged>
 Area - Category 3501 N20B68E,
 Size - Sq Meters: 316775.790            Hectares: 31.678
            Acres: 78.275                Sq Miles: 0.1223

In GRASS 5.1 it will become fun when full DBMS-vector support is present.

Thanks again, Claus (and Jan),


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