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NAME - Saves the contents of the active display monitor to a raster map.


display, export, raster

SYNOPSIS --help output=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


Name for output raster map

DESCRIPTION saves the content of the currently selected monitor into a raster map. The active monitor can be selected with d.mon. can be run from GUI Console tab, too. This module is not sensitive to computational region settings.


We combine different raster and vector map layers to create a composite layer which can be draped over elevation in 3D view. First, we add a couple of maps to layer manager:

g.region raster=elevation
d.rast map=elevation
d.rast map=lakes
d.vect map=roadsmajor width=4
d.vect map=roadsmajor width=2 color=yellow
# create a raster map from the display output=composite

Then uncheck all layers except for elevation and switch to 3D view. In Data tab, set color map to the newly created composite map.

Figure: Raster map created by draped over digital elevation model.


d.out.file, d.erase, d.rast, d.vect, d.mon


Anna Petrasova, NCSU OSGeoREL


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