maptools v0.6-11


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by Roger Bivand

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. The package also provides interface wrappers for exchanging spatial objects with packages such as PBSmapping, spatstat, maps, RArcInfo, Stata tmap, WinBUGS, Mondrian, and others.

Functions in maptools

Name Description
SpatialLines2PolySet Convert sp line and polygon objects to PBSmapping PolySet objects
ContourLines2SLDF Converter functions to build SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
Map2poly Create polygon lists and bounding boxes from imported shapefiles
dotsInPolys Put dots in polygons
checkPolygonsHoles Check holes in Polygons objects
nowrapRecenter Break polygons at meridian for recentering
map2SpatialPolygons Convert map objects to sp classes
gzAzimuth Find azimuth for geographical coordinates
ppp-class Virtual class "ppp"
Rgshhs Read GSHHS polygons into SpatialPolygons object
plot.Map Plot a Map object (deprecated)
get.Pcent Polygon centroids
gpcholes Hisaji Ono's lake/hole problem
subset.polylist Subset polygon list objects
spCbind-methods cbind for spatial objects
plot.polylist Plot polygons
as.ppp coercion between sp objects and spatstat objects
readAsciiGrid read/write to/from (ESRI) asciigrid format
GE_SpatialGrid Create SpatialGrid for PNG output to GE
maptools Report version information and changes
kmlOverlay Create and write KML file for PNG image overlay
sp2tmap Convert SpatialPolygons object for Stata tmap command
spChFIDs-methods change feature IDs in spatial objects
sun-methods Methods for sun ephemerides calculations
readGPS GPSbabel read interface
readShapePoints Read points shape files into SpatialPointsDataFrame objects
readShapePoly Read polygon shape files into SpatialPolygonsDataFrame objects
sp2Mondrian write map data for Mondrian
readShapeLines Read arc shape files into SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
sp2WB Export SpatialPolygons object as S-Plus map for WinBUGS
read.shape Read shapefile into Map object
pal2SpatialPolygons Making SpatialPolygons objects from RArcInfo input
spRbind-methods rbind for spatial objects
write.pointShape Write a point-type shapefile
write.polylistShape Write a polygon-type shapefile
write.linelistShape Write a arc-type shapefile
symbolsInPolys Place grids of points over polygons
unionSpatialPolygons Aggregate Polygons in a SpatialPolygons object
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Date 2007-04-20
License GPL version 2 or later (R and interface code), MIT (shapelib code)
Packaged Fri Apr 20 20:34:18 2007; s1155

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