r.out.xyz.1grass man page

r.out.xyz — Exports a raster map to a text file as x,y,z values based on cell centers.

Keywords

raster, export, ASCII, conversion

Synopsis

r.out.xyz
r.out.xyz --help
r.out.xyz input=name[,name,...] [output=name] [separator=character] [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]

Flags

--overwrite
Allow output files to overwrite existing files
--help
Print usage summary
--verbose
Verbose module output
--quiet
Quiet module output
--ui
Force launching GUI dialog

Parameters

input=name[,name,...] [required]
Name of input raster map(s)
output=name
Name for output file (if omitted or "-" output to stdout)
separator=character
Field separator
Special characters: pipe, comma, space, tab, newline
Default: pipe

Description

The r.out.xyz module exports a raster map as a list of x,y,z values into an ASCII text file.

Notes

This module will not export x,y coordinates for raster cells containing a NULL value. This includes cells masked by a raster MASK.

This module, as all GRASS raster modules, will export cells based on the current region settings. See the g.region module for details.

The r.out.ascii module should be used to export an array (of size row x column) containing z values.

r.out.xyz can combine several input raster maps, which can be convenient when it comes to e.g. produce ASCII point cloud files.

r.out.xyz is simply a front-end to "r.stats -1gn".

Examples

In this example, a LiDAR elevation map in the North Carolina sample dataset location is exported to CSV format.

g.region raster=elev_lid792_1m -p
r.out.xyz input=elev_lid792_1m output=elev_lid792_1m.csv separator=","

In this example, elevation data from the North Carolina dataset are exported along with R,G,B triplet of the related orthophoto into a combined file (requires the import of the supplementary high-resolution color orthophoto, here called "ortho2010_t792"):

g.region raster=elev_lid792_1m res=1 -a -p
r.out.xyz input=elev_lid792_1m,ortho2010_t792.red,ortho2010_t792.green,ortho2010_t792.blue \
        separator=space output=pointcloud.asc
# validate: X Y Z R G B
head -n 3 pointcloud.asc
638300.5 220749.5 126.338218689 78 84 71
638301.5 220749.5 126.3381958008 93 101 86
638302.5 220749.5 126.3414840698 68 77 59

Todo

Implement this script as a r.out.ascii option?

See Also

g.region, r.mask r.out.ascii, r.stats

Author

M. Hamish Bowman
Dept. Marine Science
Otago University, New Zealand

Last changed: $Date: 2014-12-19 22:55:37 +0100 (Fri, 19 Dec 2014) $

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