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v.out.svg — Exports a vector map to SVG file.


vector, export


v.out.svg --help
v.out.svg input=name [layer=string] output=name type=string [precision=integer] [attribute=name[,name,...]] [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]


Allow output files to overwrite existing files
Print usage summary
Verbose module output
Quiet module output
Force launching GUI dialog


input=name [required]
Name of input vector map
Or data source for direct OGR access
Layer number or name (’-1’ for all layers)
A single vector map can be connected to multiple database tables. This number determines which table to use. When used with direct OGR access this is the layer name.
Default: -1
output=name [required]
Name for SVG output file
type=string [required]
Output type
Defines which feature-type will be extracted
Options: poly, line, point
Default: poly
Coordinate precision
Default: 6
Attribute(s) to include in output SVG


v.out.svg converts GRASS vector data to SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) code notation. In particular, it

converts GRASS line, boundary, area, point, centroid objects to SVG <path />, <circle /> elements,
reduces coordinate precision in SVG-output to save bandwidth,
extracts GRASS attributes to gg:name="value" attributes.

The precision parameter controls the number of decimals for coordinates output (precision=0 corresponds to integer precision in the output SVG file).


Export polygons from GRASS vector map soils (Spearfish sample data) to SVG format:

v.out.svg input=soils output=/tmp/output.svg type=poly

Export lines from GRASS vector map t_hydro (Spearfish sample data) to SVG format, set coordinate precision to 0:

v.out.svg input=t_hydro output=/tmp/output.svg type=line precision=0

Export points from GRASS vector map archsites (Spearfish sample data) to SVG format, include attribute str1 (name):

v.out.svg input=archsites output=/tmp/output.svg type=point precision=0 attrib=str1


Modul v.out.svg at svg.cc
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) at w3c.org

See Also



Klaus Foerster (klaus svg.cc), Innsbruck, Austria

Last changed: $Date: 2011-11-08 13:24:20 -0800 (Tue, 08 Nov 2011) $

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