maptools v0.7-25


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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
Map2poly Create polygon lists and bounding boxes from imported shapefiles
ContourLines2SLDF Converter functions to build SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
gzAzimuth Find azimuth for geographical coordinates
elide-methods Methods for Function elide in Package `maptools'
maptools Report version information and changes
spCbind-methods cbind for spatial objects
subset.polylist Subset polygon list objects
sp2tmap Convert SpatialPolygons object for Stata tmap command
wrld_simpl Simplified world country polygons
readShapeSpatial Read shape files into Spatial*DataFrame objects
unionSpatialPolygons Aggregate Polygons in a SpatialPolygons object
plot.Map Plot a Map object (deprecated)
readAsciiGrid read/write to/from (ESRI) asciigrid format
readGPS GPSbabel read interface
gcDestination Find destination in geographical coordinates
sp2Mondrian write map data for Mondrian
SpatialLines2PolySet Convert sp line and polygon objects to PBSmapping PolySet objects
kmlLine Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Lines object
write.pointShape Write a point-type shapefile
readSplus Read exported WinBUGS maps
checkPolygonsHoles Check holes in Polygons objects
get.Pcent Polygon centroids
sp2WB Export SpatialPolygons object as S-Plus map for WinBUGS
pal2SpatialPolygons Making SpatialPolygons objects from RArcInfo input
as.ppp coercion between sp objects and spatstat objects
readShapePoints Read points shape files into SpatialPointsDataFrame objects
Rgshhs Read GSHHS data into sp object
dotsInPolys Put dots in polygons
write.linelistShape Write a arc-type shapefile
ppp-class Virtual class "ppp"
nowrapRecenter Break polygons at meridian for recentering
write.polylistShape Write a polygon-type shapefile
readShapeLines Read arc shape files into SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
spRbind-methods rbind for spatial objects
read.shape Read shapefile into Map object
GE_SpatialGrid Create SpatialGrid for PNG output to GE
gpcholes Hisaji Ono's lake/hole problem
map2SpatialPolygons Convert map objects to sp classes
sun-methods Methods for sun ephemerides calculations
plot.polylist Plot polygons
spChFIDs-methods change feature IDs in spatial objects
pointLabel Label placement for points to avoid overlaps
kmlOverlay Create and write KML file for PNG image overlay
readShapePoly Read polygon shape files into SpatialPolygonsDataFrame objects
getKMLcoordinates Get a list of coordinates out of a KML file
symbolsInPolys Place grids of points over polygons
kmlPolygon Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Polygons object
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Date 2009-06-22
Encoding latin1
License GPL (>= 2)
Packaged 2009-06-22 14:57:38 UTC; rsb
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Date/Publication 2009-06-22 19:00:17

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