maptools v0.7-21


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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. It includes binary access to GSHHS 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.

Functions in maptools

Name Description
getKMLcoordinates Get a list of coordinates out of a KML file
pal2SpatialPolygons Making SpatialPolygons objects from RArcInfo input
readShapePoints Read points shape files into SpatialPointsDataFrame objects
write.polylistShape Write a polygon-type shapefile
SpatialLines2PolySet Convert sp line and polygon objects to PBSmapping PolySet objects
subset.polylist Subset polygon list objects
ContourLines2SLDF Converter functions to build SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
nowrapRecenter Break polygons at meridian for recentering
readGPS GPSbabel read interface
maptools Report version information and changes
dotsInPolys Put dots in polygons
map2SpatialPolygons Convert map objects to sp classes
sp2WB Export SpatialPolygons object as S-Plus map for WinBUGS
plot.Map Plot a Map object (deprecated)
kmlOverlay Create and write KML file for PNG image overlay
gzAzimuth Find azimuth for geographical coordinates
kmlLine Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Lines object
kmlPolygon Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Polygons object
spCbind-methods cbind for spatial objects
readShapePoly Read polygon shape files into SpatialPolygonsDataFrame objects
Map2poly Create polygon lists and bounding boxes from imported shapefiles
ppp-class Virtual class "ppp"
checkPolygonsHoles Check holes in Polygons objects
get.Pcent Polygon centroids
elide-methods Methods for Function elide in Package `maptools'
sp2Mondrian write map data for Mondrian
gpcholes Hisaji Ono's lake/hole problem
wrld_simpl Simplified world country polygons
unionSpatialPolygons Aggregate Polygons in a SpatialPolygons object
sun-methods Methods for sun ephemerides calculations
readShapeSpatial Read shape files into Spatial*DataFrame objects
plot.polylist Plot polygons
Rgshhs Read GSHHS data into sp object
read.shape Read shapefile into Map object
symbolsInPolys Place grids of points over polygons
readSplus Read exported WinBUGS maps
readShapeLines Read arc shape files into SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
readAsciiGrid read/write to/from (ESRI) asciigrid format
sp2tmap Convert SpatialPolygons object for Stata tmap command
gcDestination Find destination in geographical coordinates
GE_SpatialGrid Create SpatialGrid for PNG output to GE
write.pointShape Write a point-type shapefile
spChFIDs-methods change feature IDs in spatial objects
write.linelistShape Write a arc-type shapefile
spRbind-methods rbind for spatial objects
pointLabel Label placement for points to avoid overlaps
as.ppp coercion between sp objects and spatstat objects
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Date 2009-03-29
Encoding latin1
License GPL (>= 2)
Packaged Sun Mar 29 17:40:17 2009; rsb
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Date/Publication 2009-03-29 18:11:52

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