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I want to import a geonames file. I downloaded the geonames .txt file from http://download.geonames.org/export/dump/

I used: v.in.geonames input=PH.txt output=ph

but it displayed this error: ERROR: File 'C:UsersRhenDesktopPHPH.txt' not found

I don't know why it cannot be imported..

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Seems like your path lacks some backslashes. –  underdark Jan 29 '11 at 17:38
    
Which GRASS version are you using? –  markusN Jan 29 '11 at 17:52
    
im using GRASS v6.4.0. when i loaded the file, it loaded the path in this way "C:UsersRhenDesktopPHPH.tx". i loaded it via the File>Import Vector Data>Geonames Import and it displayed that error. –  teamAngat Jan 30 '11 at 4:29
    
According to our tests I managed to solved the problem. Available in recent binary snapshots, see below. –  markusN Feb 2 '11 at 17:53
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I have identified some variable quoting problems in the code (causing troubles with white space in the path and such) and fixed it. A few hours ago a new winGRASS binary snapshot was built, you can download it here:

http://josef.fsv.cvut.cz/wingrass/grass64/ -> WinGRASS-6.4.SVN-r45245-1-Setup.exe (or more recent)

I hope it works now. Alternatively, you can also simply substitute the v.in.geonames script in your installation with this corrected file. Please let us know how it goes.

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More fixes applied, it likely works now. You may grab the updated script here [1] or get the tomorrow's binary snapshot (see above) or wait for GRASS 6.4.1RC2. [1] trac.osgeo.org/grass/browser/grass/branches/releasebranch_6_4/… –  markusN Jan 30 '11 at 14:06
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The new snapshot binary is ready: josef.fsv.cvut.cz/wingrass/grass64 -> WinGRASS-6.4.SVN-r45255-1-Setup.exe –  markusN Jan 31 '11 at 18:53
    
I installed the WinGRASS-6.4.SVN-r45255-1-Setup.exe. The geonames text file had been read but it displayed another error: ERROR: This module only operates in LatLong/WGS84 locations. The geonames file is not yet displayed on the map. –  teamAngat Feb 3 '11 at 14:57
    
Glad that the problem is solved. To use the module, as stated, you need to use a LatLong/WGS84 location to import these data. Then you can reproject to another (suitable) projection. Note, that GRASS comes with a demolocation which is LatLong/WGS84 which you could use. Or create a new one with the location wizard (click through or use EPSG code 4326 in the code selector). Enjoy. –  markusN Feb 3 '11 at 20:21
    
I was able to load the geonames file. Thanks! It only displayed a lot of x on the raster map. I think those are the centroids, I'm not sure what it is called. The names of the places are not loaded. Is there a problem with the way I loaded it? I loaded it by using the GRASS interface: File>Import Vector Data>Geonames Import. Or is it the .txt file that I'm using that is wrong? I downloaded PH.zip from: download.geonames.org/export/dump –  teamAngat Feb 5 '11 at 15:11
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