Simple Features for R

Support for simple features, a standardized way to encode spatial vector data. Binds to GDAL for reading and writing data, to GEOS for geometrical operations, and to Proj.4 for projection conversions and datum transformations.


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0.5-5 by Edzer Pebesma, 23 days ago

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Authors: Edzer Pebesma [aut, cre] (0000-0001-8049-7069), Roger Bivand [ctb] (0000-0003-2392-6140), Ian Cook [ctb], Tim Keitt [ctb], Michael Sumner [ctb], Robin Lovelace [ctb], Hadley Wickham [ctb], Jeroen Ooms [ctb], Etienne Racine [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Analysis of Spatial Data, Handling and Analyzing Spatio-Temporal Data

GPL-2 | MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports utils, stats, tools, graphics, grDevices, grid, Rcpp, DBI, units, classInt, magrittr

Depends on methods

Suggests geosphere, maptools, maps, rgdal, rgeos, sp, raster, RSQLite, RPostgreSQL, tibble, rlang, dplyr, tidyr, ggplot2, mapview, tmap, testthat, knitr, covr, microbenchmark, spatstat

Linking to Rcpp

System requirements: GDAL (>= 2.0.0), GEOS (>= 3.3.0), PROJ.4 (>= 4.8.0)

Imported by LAGOSNE, MODIS, RQGIS, brazilmaps, cdcfluview, concaveman, hydrolinks, jpmesh, jpndistrict, kokudosuuchi, linemap, link2GI, lwgeom, mapedit, mapsapi, mapview, parlitools, rgeopat2, rmapzen, rnaturalearth, sfdct, tidycensus, tigris, uavRmp.

Depended on by Nippon, cartography, statesRcontiguous, tilegramsR.

Suggested by USAboundaries, crawl, geojsonio, ipumsr, leaflet, mudata2, osmdata, plotly, raster, rcartocolor, rmapshaper, spData, spbabel, spdep, tabularaster.

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