I am importing a GADM Global Administrative Areas shapefile into GRASS (using QGIS 2.8.2 interface).
When I do this, multiple additional rows are created in the attribute table.
It goes from this:
This makes it difficult to work with. I am using v.in.ogr with and without the "-c" flag, but this doesn't make a difference.
Is there anything I can do to keep the attribute table in the original form?
There is a discussion on importing GADM into GRASS stating that importing causes it to crash, but it doesn't help here. Further I am importing a very small subset of GADM (~20 polygons, some with edges touching). There is documentation on simplifying GADM, but this is beyond my capabilities.