i am in the processing of using r.out.gdal to export DEMs from GRASS into QGIS
this is the **output** of the **first** **try**: using **UInt16** as the data type. r.out.gdal input=DEM0maslTopog@UTM_35S format=GTiff type=UInt16 "output=C:/Users/xxx/Documents/xxx/xxx/GIS/Working/UTM35S/DEM G2Q UInt16/0maslDEM G2Q UInt16 R2" Exporting to GDAL data type: UInt16 Precision loss: Raster map of type DCELL to be exported as UInt16. This can be avoided by using Float64. Checking GDAL data type and nodata value Exporting to GDAL raster r.out.gdal complete. Successfully finished
Since the program suggests using Float64, this i try all to end up with error 6, which is not detailed in the GRASS manual (both in-Grass and at http://grass.osgeo.org/grass65/manuals/r.out.gdal.html): Output from Try 2
r.out.gdal input=DEM0maslTopog@UTM_35S format=GTiff type=Float64 "output=C:/Users/xxx/Documents/xxx/xxx/GIS/Working/UTM35S/DEM G2Q UInt16/0maslDEM G2Q Float64 R2" Exporting to GDAL data type: Float64 Checking GDAL data type and nodata value ERROR 6: SetColorTable() only supported for Byte or UInt16 bands in TIFF format. Exporting to GDAL raster r.out.gdal complete. Successfully finished
my query: would the error impact significantly on the export (and results on subsequent DEM usage)
Bearing in mind that i would like to clip the DEMS to a vector area and use two DEMS (produced and exported in exactly the same way) to calculate volume.