maptools v0.7-22

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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
readGPS GPSbabel read interface
readAsciiGrid read/write to/from (ESRI) asciigrid format
ppp-class Virtual class "ppp"
plot.Map Plot a Map object (deprecated)
maptools Report version information and changes
nowrapRecenter Break polygons at meridian for recentering
spRbind-methods rbind for spatial objects
dotsInPolys Put dots in polygons
readSplus Read exported WinBUGS maps
map2SpatialPolygons Convert map objects to sp classes
unionSpatialPolygons Aggregate Polygons in a SpatialPolygons object
as.ppp coercion between sp objects and spatstat objects
SpatialLines2PolySet Convert sp line and polygon objects to PBSmapping PolySet objects
GE_SpatialGrid Create SpatialGrid for PNG output to GE
read.shape Read shapefile into Map object
ContourLines2SLDF Converter functions to build SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
sp2tmap Convert SpatialPolygons object for Stata tmap command
sp2WB Export SpatialPolygons object as S-Plus map for WinBUGS
gzAzimuth Find azimuth for geographical coordinates
spCbind-methods cbind for spatial objects
sun-methods Methods for sun ephemerides calculations
spChFIDs-methods change feature IDs in spatial objects
readShapeLines Read arc shape files into SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
gpcholes Hisaji Ono's lake/hole problem
wrld_simpl Simplified world country polygons
Map2poly Create polygon lists and bounding boxes from imported shapefiles
write.pointShape Write a point-type shapefile
readShapePoints Read points shape files into SpatialPointsDataFrame objects
readShapePoly Read polygon shape files into SpatialPolygonsDataFrame objects
plot.polylist Plot polygons
kmlOverlay Create and write KML file for PNG image overlay
write.polylistShape Write a polygon-type shapefile
kmlPolygon Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Polygons object
readShapeSpatial Read shape files into Spatial*DataFrame objects
get.Pcent Polygon centroids
gcDestination Find destination in geographical coordinates
subset.polylist Subset polygon list objects
elide-methods Methods for Function elide in Package `maptools'
kmlLine Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Lines object
checkPolygonsHoles Check holes in Polygons objects
pal2SpatialPolygons Making SpatialPolygons objects from RArcInfo input
getKMLcoordinates Get a list of coordinates out of a KML file
sp2Mondrian write map data for Mondrian
pointLabel Label placement for points to avoid overlaps
symbolsInPolys Place grids of points over polygons
write.linelistShape Write a arc-type shapefile
Rgshhs Read GSHHS data into sp object
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Date 2009-04-08
Encoding latin1
License GPL (>= 2)
Packaged Wed Apr 8 19:30:37 2009; rsb
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2009-04-14 17:31:54

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