grid_hexametrics

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Area-Based Approach in hexagonal cells.

Computes a series of descriptive statistics for a LiDAR dataset within hexagonal cells. This function is identical to grid_metrics but with hexagonal cells instead of square pixels. After all, we conduct circular plot inventories and we map models on pixel-based maps. grid_hexametrics provides the opportunity to test something else. Refer to grid_metrics for more information.

Usage
grid_hexametrics(las, func, res = 20)
Arguments
las

An object of class LAS.

func

the function to be applied to each hexagonal cell.

res

numeric. To be consistent with grid_metrics, the square of res give the area of the hexagonal cells, like in grid_metrics. The difference being the fact that for square pixels this is obvious. Here res = 20 gives 400-square-meter hexagonal cells.

Value

A hexbin object from package hexbin or a list of hexbin objects if several metrics are returned.

Aliases
  • grid_hexametrics
Examples
# NOT RUN {
LASfile <- system.file("extdata", "Megaplot.laz", package="lidR")
lidar = readLAS(LASfile)

col = grDevices::colorRampPalette(c("blue", "cyan2", "yellow", "red"))

# Maximum elevation with a resolution of 8 m
hm = grid_hexametrics(lidar, max(Z), 8)
hexbin::plot(hm, colramp = col, main = "Max Z")

# Mean height with a resolution of 20 m
hm = grid_hexametrics(lidar, mean(Z), 20)
hexbin::plot(hm, colramp = col, main = "Mean Z")

# Define your own new metrics
myMetrics = function(z, i)
{
  metrics = list(
    zwimean = sum(z*i)/sum(i), # Mean elevation weighted by intensities
    zimean  = mean(z*i),       # Mean products of z by intensity
  zsqmean = sqrt(mean(z^2))    # Quadratic mean
  )

  return(metrics)
}

metrics = grid_hexametrics(lidar, myMetrics(Z, Intensity), 10)

hexbin::plot(metrics$zwimean, colramp = col, main = "zwimean")
hexbin::plot(metrics$zimean, colramp = col, main = "zimean")
hexbin::plot(metrics$zsqmean, colramp = col, main = "zsqmean")
# }
Documentation reproduced from package lidR, version 2.0.0, License: GPL-3

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