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I have points shapefile and a raster file. For each point, I want to extract the raster value which overlaps that particular point. This has been done in QGIS (link below) but I was looking for a solution for GRASS GIS.

Extracting raster values at points using Open Source GIS?

EDIT: I found the blog below to be useful and posted the solution to the question below

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    What GRASS documentation have you studied so far? Did you find anything useful? – user30184 Dec 2 '16 at 11:57
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The GRASS documentation on v.what.rast is very clear and concise. Have you tried:

v.what.rast map=pnts raster=elevation column=height

Where pnts is your vector point layer; elevation is your raster and height is the attribute that will be updated.

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Thanks for the reply. I found a useful blog for the solution.

https://pvanb.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/upload-raster-values-to-vector-points-using-grass-gis/

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