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       v.edit  - Edits a vector	map, allows adding, deleting and modifying se-
       lected vector features.

       vector, geometry, editing, line,	node, point, vertex, level1

       v.edit --help
       v.edit [-rcnb1p]	map=name  [layer=string]    [type=string[,string,...]]
       tool=string	   [input=name]		 [move=x,y,z]	      [thresh-
       old=float[,float,...]]	    [ids=range]	      [cats=range]	  [co-
       ords=x,y[,x,y,...]]	[bbox=x1,y1,x2,y2]     [polygon=x,y[,x,y,...]]
       [where=sql_query]	[query=string]	       [bgmap=name[,name,...]]
       [snap=string]	[zbulk=value,step]    [--overwrite]  [--help]  [--ver-
       bose]  [--quiet]	 [--ui]

	   Reverse selection

	   Close added boundaries (using threshold distance)

	   Do not expect header	of input data

	   Do not build	topology
	   Advantageous	when handling a	large number of	points

	   Modify only first found feature in bounding box

	   Connect parallel lines (using extend	tools and threshold distance)

	   Allow output	files to overwrite existing files

	   Print usage summary

	   Verbose module output

	   Quiet module	output

	   Force launching GUI dialog

       map=nameA [required]
	   Name	of vector map to edit
	   Or data source for direct OGR access

	   Layer number	or name
	   Vector features can have category values in different layers.  This
	   number determines which layer to use. When used with	direct OGR ac-
	   cess	this is	the layer name.
	   Default: 1

	   Input feature type
	   Options: point, line, boundary, centroid
	   Default: point,line,boundary,centroid

       tool=stringA [required]
	   Options: create, add, delete, copy,	move,  flip,  catadd,  catdel,
	   merge,   break,  snap,  connect,  extend,  extendstart,  extendend,
	   chtype, vertexadd, vertexdel, vertexmove, areadel, zbulk, select
	   create: Create new (empty) vector map
	   add:	Add new	features to existing vector map
	   delete: Delete selected features from vector	map
	   copy: Copy selected features
	   move: Move selected features	in vector map
	   flip: Flip direction	of selected vector lines
	   catadd: Set new categories to selected vector features for  defined
	   catdel: Delete categories from selected vector features for defined
	   merge: Merge	selected vector	lines
	   break: Break/split vector lines
	   snap: Snap vector features in given threshold
	   connect: Connect two	lines
	   extend: Extend lines
	   extendstart:	Extend start nodes
	   extendend: Extend end nodes
	   chtype: Change feature type (point<->centroid, line<->boundary)
	   vertexadd: Add new vertex to	selected vector	lines
	   vertexdel: Remove vertex from selected vector lines
	   vertexmove: Move vertex of selected vector lines
	   areadel: Delete selected areas from vector map (based  on  selected
	   zbulk:  Z  bulk-labeling  (automated	 assignment of z coordinate to
	   vector lines)
	   select: Select lines	and print their	ID's

	   Name	of file	containing data	in GRASS ASCII vector format
	   '-' for standard input

	   Difference in x,y,z direction for moving feature or vertex

	   Threshold distance (coords,snap,query)
	   '-1'	for threshold based on the current resolution settings
	   Default: -1,0,0

	   Feature ids
	   Example: 1,3,7-9,13

	   Category values
	   Example: 1,3,7-9,13

	   List	of point coordinates

	   Bounding box	for selecting features

	   Polygon for selecting features

	   WHERE conditions of SQL statement without 'where' keyword
	   Example: income < 1000 and population >= 10000

	   Query tool
	   For 'shorter' use negative  threshold  value,  positive  value  for
	   Options: length, dangle
	   length: Select only lines or	boundaries shorter/longer than thresh-
	   old distance
	   dangle: Select dangles shorter/longer than threshold	distance

	   Name	of background vector map(s)

	   Snap	added or modified features in the given	threshold to the near-
	   est existing	feature
	   Options: no,	node, vertex
	   Default: no
	   no: Not apply snapping
	   node: Snap only to node
	   vertex: Allow snapping also to vertex

	   Starting value and step for z bulk-labeling
	   Pair: value,step (e.g. 1100,10)

       The module v.edit allows	the user to edit a vector map via command line

       v.edit supports only "simple" vector features: points, centroids, lines
       and   boundaries.   Currently,  only  2D	 vector	 features  (except  of
       tool=zbulk) are supported.

       Provides	editing	features' geometry. Attribute data  connected  to  the
       vector map are not modified at all.

       Vector  features	can be selected	either by internal id, category	number
       cats, coordinates coords, bounding box bbox, polygon,  where  statement
       (attribute  data) or by query. Selecting	features by coordinates	is af-
       fected by the current 2D	resolution or by the threshold distance	 given
       by  threshold.  The options are orthogonal, i.e.	can be used in various
       combinations. For example:
       v.edit map=roads	tool=select \
	 coord=599505,4921010,603389.0625,4918292.1875 \
	 threshold=10000 where="label='interstate'"
       selects all features (and prints	their id's to standard output) covered
       by    two    bounding	boxes	 (center    at	  599505,4921010   and
       603389.0625,4918292.1875, size 2*10000)	with  attribute	 label='inter-

       If  no vector features are selected or the flag -b is used, topology is
       not build at the	end.

   Feature selection
       Vector features can be selected in several ways:

	   o   ids - using internal (unique) feature id's

	   o   cats - using category numbers

	   o   coords -	using x,y coordinate pairs (center  of	bounding  box,
	       size defined by threshold)

	   o   bbox - using bounding box

	   o   polygon - using polygon (at least 3 coordinate pairs have to be

	   o   where - using where statement (attribute	data)

	   o   query - special query (e.g. minimal vector line length)
       Additional parameters for vector	feature	specification are:

	   o   layer - layer number (currently used only with  cats  or	 where

	   o   threshold  -  threshold distance	used for selecting vector fea-
	       tures by	coordinates

   Tool	description
	   o   create -	Create new (empty) vector map (see  also
	       Optionally  vector  features (in	GRASS ASCII vector format) can
	       be read from standard input (input=-) or	 from  the  text  file
	       given by	the input option.

	   o   add  -  Add  new	vector features	(defined in GRASS ASCII	vector
	       format) to existing vector map. Features	can be read from stan-
	       dard  input  or	from the given text file (input	option). If no
	       header is given,	the -n flag must be used. Added	 features  can
	       be  snapped  (defined  by  snap parameter) to nodes or vertices
	       based on	threshold distance threshold.

	   o   delete -	Delete selected	vector features	from  existing	vector

	   o   copy  -	Make  identical	 copy  of selected vector features. If
	       background map bgmap is given  copy  features  from  background
	       map, not	from currently modified	vector map.

	   o   move - Move selected features of	existing vector	map relatively
	       to their	current	location. This tool requires move option.  The
	       option  defines	coordinates  of	 the movement direction. Moved
	       features	can be snapped (defined	by snap	parameter) to nodes or
	       vertices	based on threshold distance threshold.

	   o   flip - Flip direction of	selected vector	lines (lines or	bound-

	   o   catadd -	Add new	layer category(ies) to	selected  vector  fea-
	       ture(s).	Category can be	later used for new database entry.

	   o   catdel  -  Delete  layer	 category(ies) of selected vector fea-

	   o   merge - Merge (at least two) selected vector  lines  or	bound-
	       aries.  The geometry of the merged vector lines can be changed.
	       If the second line from two selected lines is in	 opposite  di-
	       rection	to  the	 first,	 it  will  be flipped. See also	module

	   o   break - Split given vector line or boundary into	two  lines  on
	       location	 given	by coords. If coords not given,	breaks all se-
	       lected  lines  at  each	 intersection	(based	 on   v.clean,

	   o   snap - Snap vector features in given threshold. See also	module
	       v.clean.	Note that this tool supports only snapping  to	nodes.
	       Parameters snap and bgmap are ignored.

	   o   connect - Connect selected lines	or boundaries, the first given
	       line is connected to the	second one. The	second line is	broken
	       if  necessary. The lines	are connected only if distance between
	       them is not greater than	snapping threshold distance threshold.

	   o   extend -	Extend selected	lines or boundaries  without  changing
	       the current shape. Similar to connect, but the first and	second
	       lines are both extended until they intersect. The  second  line
	       is broken if necessary. The lines are extended only if distance
	       between them is not greater than	 snapping  threshold  distance
	       threshold.  If  the  first and second lines are parallel	and do
	       not intersect, no lines are extended. Use the -p	flag to	extend
	       the first line across the parallel gap.

	   o   extendstart  -  Similar	to  extend,  but extend	at start nodes
	       only. Start nodes are used to select the	second	line  and  the
	       end  node of that line can also be extended if it is within the
	       snapping	threshold distance given by threshold.

	   o   extendend - Similar to extend, but extend at end	nodes only.

	   o   chtype -	Change feature	type  of  selected  geometry  objects.
	       Points  are  converted to centroids, centroids to points, lines
	       to boundaries and boundaries to lines.

	   o   vertexadd - Add vertex(ces) to the given	vector lines or	bound-
	       aries.  Location	of the new vertex is given by coord option. If
	       -1 is given only	first found line or boundary in	 bounding  box
	       is modified.

	   o   vertexdel  -  Remove vertex(ces)	specified by coords option. If
	       -1 is given only	first found line or boundary in	 bounding  box
	       is modified.

	   o   vertexmove  -  Move vertex(ces) specified by coords option. Di-
	       rection of the movement is specified by the move	option.	If  -1
	       is  given  only first found line	or boundary in bounding	box is
	       modified. Moved vertex can be snapped (defined snap)  to	 nodes
	       or vertices based on threshold distance threshold.

	   o   zbulk  -	Assign z coordinate to 3D vector lines in given	bound-
	       ing box.	The first found	line will get z	 coordinate  based  on
	       value  given by zbulk parameter.	Z coordinate of	other selected
	       lines will be increased by step given by	zbulk parameter.  This
	       tool  strictly  requires	 bbox  and zbulk parameter. Also input
	       vector map must be 3D.

	   o   select -	Print comma separated list of selected line  id's.  No
	       editing is done.

   Create new vector map
       Create new (empty) vector map:
       v.edit tool=create map=vectmap
       Create new vector map and read data from	file 'roads.txt':
       v.out.ascii in=roads format=standard > roads.txt;
       v.edit tool=create map=vectmap input=roads.txt
       or alternatively
       cat roads.txt | v.edit tool=create map=vectmap input=-

   Add new features to existing	vector map
       Add a new point to the vector map (without header):
       echo "P 1 1
	640794 214874
	1 1" | v.edit -n tool=add map=vectmap input=-
       # insert	new row	for each category in attribute table if	doesn't	exist yet map=vectmap option=cat
       The input must be in GRASS ASCII	vector format.

       Add new features	read from standard input:
       v.out.ascii in=railroads	format=standard	| v.edit tool=add map=vectmap input=-

   Delete selected features from vector	map layer
       Remove all vector features with category	number 1 or 2:
       v.edit tool=delete map=roads cats=1,2
       Remove  all vector features except of those with	category number	1 or 2
       (reverse	selection):
       v.edit -r tool=delete map=roads cats=1,2
       Remove  features	 with  category	 1  or	2   located   on   coordinates
       600952.625,4926107 (bounding box	based on the current 2D	resolution):
       g.region	-d;
       v.edit tool=delete map=roads cats=1,2 coords=600952.625,4926107
       Remove all features with	category 1 and 2 covered by two	bounding boxes
       (center coordinates 592542.892,4924766.996 and  603389.062,4918292.187,
       size 1000 map units):
       v.edit map=roads	tool=delete \
	 coord=592542.892,4924766.996,603389.062,4918292.187 \
	 threshold=1000	cat=1,2

   Copy	selected features from background map
       Copy all	features with category number 1	from background	map:
       v.edit map=roads	tool=copy bgmap=archsites cat=1

   Move	features
       Move  feature  (vector  point) located on coordinates 602580,4918480 to
       coordinates 603580,4919480:
       v.edit tool=move	map=archsites coord=602580,4918480 th=1e-2 move=1000,1000
       Move all	features with category 1 1000 map units	to the west  and  1000
       map  units to the south.	Moved features snap to nodes in	threshold dis-
       tance 10	map units:
       v.edit tool=move	map=roads cat=1	move=1000,-1000	snap=node threshold=-1,10
       Move all	features defined by bounding box 601530,4921560,602520,4922310
       (W,S,E,N) 1000 map units	to the east and	1000 map units to the north:
       v.edit tool=move	map=roads bbox=601530,4921560,602520,4922310 move=-1000,1000

   Flip	direction of vector lines
       Flip direction of all vector lines:
       v.edit tool=flip	map=streams cats=1-9999	type=line

   Add / delete	layer category number
       Add  new	layer/category 2/1, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5 to features covered by given
       v.edit tool=catadd map=roads \
	 polygon=599877.75,4925088.375,597164.812,4922524.5,601338.562,4920914.625 \
	 layer=2 cat=1,3-5
       Delete layer/category 1/1, line id 1:
       v.edit tool=catdel map=roads id=1 cats=5

   Merge lines
       Merge two lines with given category number:
       v.edit map=roads	tool=merge cat=4

   Split line on given point
       Split line id 810 on coordinates	604268,4923570	in  threshold  50  map
       v.edit map=roads	tool=break coords=604268,4923570 id=810	threshold=50

   Break selected lines	at each	intersection
       Break selected lines (with category number 1) at	each intersection:
       v.edit map=roads	tool=break cat=1

   Snap	lines
       Snap all	lines using threshold distance 20 map units:
       v.edit map=roads	id=1-9999 tool=snap threshold=-1,20 type=line

   Connect lines
       Connect line id 48 to line id 565:
       v.edit map=roads	tool=connect id=48,565
       Connect	line  id  48 to	line id	565; line id 60	to line	id 50. Maximum
       threshold distance is 700 map units:
       v.edit map=roads	tool=connect id=48,565,60,50 threshold=-1,700

   Add vertex
       Add new vertex to the line located at 600952,4926107, threshold is  set
       to 1 map	unit:
       v.edit tool=vertexadd map=roads coords=600952,4926107 threshold=1

   Delete vertices
       Delete  vertex  located at 593191.608,4925684.849 (threshold set	to 0.1
       map units).  Modify only	lines with category 1:
       v.edit tool=vertexdel map=roads coord=593191.608,4925684.849 \
	 threshold=1-e1	cats=1

   Move	vertices
       Move vertices located at	 604441,4921088	 (threshold  set  to  100  map
       units).	Modify only lines with categories 1-10:
       v.edit tool=vertexmove map=roads	cats=1-10 coord=604441,4921088 \
	 threshold=100 move=1000,1000

   Select features and print their id's
       Print id's of selected features,	e.g.:
       v.edit map=soils@PERMANENT tool=select \
	 bbox=595733.8125,4919781.75,598536.1875,4917396.75 --q
       Example with d.vect:
       d.vect roads;
       d.vect -i map=roads cats=`v.edit	map=roads tool=select \
	 coord=592542.89243878,4924766.99622811,603389.0625,4918292.1875 \
	 threshold=1000	--q` col=red
       Select all lines	shorter	(or equal) than	10 map units:
       v.edit map=roads	tool=select query=length threshold=-1,0,-10
       Select from given bounding box all lines	longer then 200	map units:
       v.edit map=roads	tool=select bbox=598260,4919730,605100,4926240 query=length threshold=-1,0,200

   Fix height of contours
       Input vector map	contains 2D lines representing contours. Height	can be
       assign to the contours using tool=zbulk.	First of all 2D	lines need  to
       be converted to 3D lines:
       v.extrude input=line2 output=line3 height=0 type=line
       All  lines  which  intersect with the line given	by coordinates will be
       modified. First found line will get height 1000 map  units,  height  of
       other selected lines will be increased by 10 map	units.
       v.edit a2 tool=zbulk bbox=586121.25049368,4911970.21547109,603092.60466035,4927071.25713776 \

SEE ALSO,,,, v.clean, v.extrude,

       See also	wxGUI vector digitizer.

       Original	author:	Wolf Bergenheim	- independent developer
       Initial updates:	Jachym Cepicky,	Mendel University of  Agriculture  and
       Forestry	in Brno, Czech Republic
       Major  update  by  Martin  Landa, FBK-irst (formerly ITC-irst), Trento,
       Extend tools by Huidae Cho

       Available at: v.edit source code	(history)

       Main index | Vector index | Topics index	| Keywords index  |  Graphical
       index | Full index

       A(C) 2003-2020 GRASS Development	Team, GRASS GIS	7.8.3 Reference	Manual

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