I have a SHP file and a DBF file that has an attribute table with a column for elevation. Through command line how can I make this these elevations visible when I view the shapefile?
I would like to overlay a shapefile over map to create a topographic map.
I do not want to do this using a GUI.
Update: I would like to use the tools provided with OSGeo. This for example is what I want but I'm doing it through QGIS GUI. Blue is my shapefile, it then created labels (in black) based on my DBF. I'm pretty sure QGIS uses GRASS commands but I am unsure of how to do this.
I have a file with lots of data like below, but I don't know how to actually overlay it over my shapefile.