Novice GRASS GIS users often have difficulty with the complexities of re-formatting data, solving map projection issues, and working with centralized data organization. Existing solutions often require users to create their own custom scripts geared towards a specific use-case and are generally incompatible with other data sources or coordinate projection systems. My project will focus on creating scripts that convert widely-used open data sets into standardized formats for a given location or projection.
Users will be able to download multiple data sets and appropriately format the data according to a user-defined location. Automated formatting will allow users to more efficiently utilize information and create ready-to-use data sets available for download. Furthermore, the underlying framework generated by my project will allow users to develop their own scripts for a given service and/or location.