I'm having a problem where I am overlaying two maps to create a new kind of map with the data conjoined. In general this is good, but I need to remove the smaller areas from it. For the interior polygons, you can see that this is fine. However, for the ones on the exterior, they are removed and area is actually lost.
I don't want this to happen - I need to persist the original borders. I would like extended shape to have the data values of one of the polygons it was previously connected to.
Additional side note... There's an issue with
v.buffer in Grass 6.4.3 where it will get in some sort of an infinite loop, use 100% of a CPU core, and never complete. I would like to avoid doing any operations that involve buffering the areas of the original map. However, if that's the only way please let me know. I will try to work around this problem.