Tools for Reading and Handling Spatial Objects

Set of tools for manipulating and reading geographic data, in particular 'ESRI Shapefiles'; C code used from 'shapelib'. It includes binary access to 'GSHHG' shoreline files. The package also provides interface wrappers for exchanging spatial objects with packages such as 'PBSmapping', 'spatstat', 'maps', 'RArcInfo', 'Stata tmap', 'WinBUGS', 'Mondrian', and others.


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0.9-2 by Roger Bivand, a year ago

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Authors: Roger Bivand [cre, aut], Nicholas Lewin-Koh [aut], Edzer Pebesma [ctb], Eric Archer [ctb], Adrian Baddeley [ctb], Nick Bearman [ctb], Hans-Jörg Bibiko [ctb], Steven Brey [ctb], Jonathan Callahan [ctb], German Carrillo [ctb], Stéphane Dray [ctb], David Forrest [ctb], Michael Friendly [ctb], Patrick Giraudoux [ctb], Duncan Golicher [ctb], Virgilio Gómez Rubio [ctb], Patrick Hausmann [ctb], Karl Ove Hufthammer [ctb], Thomas Jagger [ctb], Kent Johnson [ctb], Sebastian Luque [ctb], Don MacQueen [ctb], Andrew Niccolai [ctb], Edzer Pebesma [ctb], Oscar Perpiñán Lamigueiro [ctb], Tom Short [ctb], Greg Snow [ctb], Ben Stabler [ctb], Murray Stokely [ctb], Rolf Turner [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Analysis of Spatial Data

GPL (>= 2) license

Imports foreign, methods, grid, lattice, stats, utils, grDevices

Depends on sp

Suggests rgeos, spatstat, PBSmapping, maps, RColorBrewer, raster, polyclip, spatstat.utils

Enhances gpclib, RArcInfo

Imported by APfun, BPEC, BayesX, ConR, EMbC, FLightR, GADMTools, HMMoce, IceCast, LabourMarketAreas, MODIS, MapGAM, MetaLandSim, PWFSLSmoke, RAC, RchivalTag, SSN, STMedianPolish, SUMMER, SWMPr, SWMPrExtension, SeerMapper, SpatialEpi, SpatialEpiApp, amt, aoristic, biogeo, capm, car, dynatopmodel, eeptools, emdi, gaiah, geojsonio, geozoning, ggsn, ggspatial, gridsample, hydroTSM, hyfo, iSDM, incR, landsepi, letsR, lgcp, magclass, moveVis, oceanmap, openadds, opentraj, pgirmess, plotGoogleMaps, prevR, qlcVisualize, rAvis, rangeMapper, red, rmapzen, rworldmap, secrlinear, shp2graph, spatialEco, spew, stampr, stplanr, tigris, trip, tweet2r, uavRmp, vdmR, vetools, vmsbase, wallace, windfarmGA.

Depended on by DeducerSpatial, Digiroo2, GISTools, GWmodel, KappaV, McSpatial, StreamMetabolism, UScensus2000cdp, UScensus2000tract, UScensus2010, Watersheds, cleangeo, cshapes, geospacom, helsinki, itcSegment, mapStats, micromap, monographaR, pycno, rCarto, rKIN, spatialClust, swissMrP.

Suggested by ALA4R, AMOEBA, BIEN, BiodiversityR, CARBayes, ENMeval, GSIF, Guerry, HSAR, HSAUR3, IsoriX, OpenStreetMap, PBSmapping, R2BayesX, RGraphics, RSAGA, RgoogleMaps, SDMPlay, TSP, TeachingDemos, adegraphics, adehabitatHR, adehabitatHS, adehabitatLT, adehabitatMA, adespatial, aqp, automap, bamlss, broom, cartogram, ckanr, dismo, eechidna, gamlss.spatial, ggplot2, graticule, gstat, inlabru, inlmisc, knitrBootstrap, mapr, maps, mosaic, move, opensensmapr, osmplotr, overlap, overlapptest, plotKML, prabclus, prettymapr, prioritizr, rgeos, rioja, secr, sf, shadow, sp, spData, spacetime, spatstat, spbabel, spdep, spdplyr, spgwr, subniche, surveillance.

Enhanced by mapmisc.

See at CRAN