The gfcanalysis package supports analyses using the Global Forest Change dataset released by Hansen et al. gfcanalysis was written for the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) Network ( http://www.teamnetwork.org). For additional details on the Global Forest Change dataset, see: Hansen, M. et al. 2013. "High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change." Science 342 (15 November): 850-53. The forest change data and more information on the product is available at http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com.
gfcanalysis package facilitates analyses of forest change using the
dataset released by Hansen et al. 2013. The package was designed to support the work
of the Tropical Ecology Assessment & Monitoring (TEAM)
To install the release version of
gfcanalysis in R, just run:
The easiest way to install the development version of the
is using the
package. After installing
There are two example scripts demonstrating how to use the
For those new to R, see the install_gfcanalysis.R script. This script provides guidance on how to download and install the (development version) of the package in R.
For an example of how to run the package to calculate forest change statistics for a given area of interest (AOI), see the examples in analyze_gfc.R.
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Hansen, M. C., P. V. Potapov, R. Moore, M. Hancher, S. A. Turubanova, A. Tyukavina, D. Thau, S. V. Stehman, S. J. Goetz, T. R. Loveland, A. Kommareddy, A. Egorov, L. Chini, C. O. Justice, and J. R. G. Townshend. 2013. High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change. Science 342, (15 November): 850--853. Data available on-line from: http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/science-2013-global-forest.
Add option to download only certain layers.
Add data_year argument to support new dataset versions.
Misc doc and CRAN check fixes.
Fix output as GeoTIFF with LZW compression. Smaller file sizes are advantageous when analyzing large areas.
Upgrade to roxygen2 > 4.0.2
Switch to gConvexHull in calc_gfc_tiles to avoid potential errors from gUnaryUnion.
Move "snow" from Suggests to Enhances
Update inst/examples/analyze_GFC.R to test or "snow"