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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

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 22:24:20 +0100 (Tue, 08 Nov 2011) $

Source Code

Available at: v.out.svg source code (history)

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