maptools v0.7-36


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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
readAsciiGrid read/write to/from (ESRI) asciigrid format
gcDestination Find destination in geographical coordinates
getinfo.shape Get shapefile header information
kmlOverlay Create and write KML file for PNG image overlay
ContourLines2SLDF Converter functions to build SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
kmlLine Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Lines object
map2SpatialPolygons Convert map objects to sp classes
kmlPolygon Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Polygons object
gpcholes Hisaji Ono's lake/hole problem
checkPolygonsHoles Check holes in Polygons objects
leglabs Make legend labels
GE_SpatialGrid Create SpatialGrid for PNG output to GE
getKMLcoordinates Get a list of coordinates out of a KML file
gzAzimuth Find azimuth for geographical coordinates
sp2WB Export SpatialPolygons object as S-Plus map for WinBUGS
sp2Mondrian write map data for Mondrian
sun-methods Methods for sun ephemerides calculations
sp2tmap Convert SpatialPolygons object for Stata tmap command
SpatialLines2PolySet Convert sp line and polygon objects to PBSmapping PolySet objects
ppp-class Virtual class "ppp"
CCmaps Conditioned choropleth maps
readGPS GPSbabel read interface
readSplus Read exported WinBUGS maps
nowrapRecenter Break polygons at meridian for recentering
readShapeSpatial Read shape files into Spatial*DataFrame objects
pointLabel Label placement for points to avoid overlaps
pal2SpatialPolygons Making SpatialPolygons objects from RArcInfo input
wrld_simpl Simplified world country polygons
unionSpatialPolygons Aggregate Polygons in a SpatialPolygons object
thinnedSpatialPoly Douglas-Peuker line generalization for Spatial Polygons
symbolsInPolys Place grids of points over polygons
dotsInPolys Put dots in polygons
readShapePoly Read polygon shape files into SpatialPolygonsDataFrame objects
as.ppp coercion between sp objects and spatstat objects
Rgshhs Read GSHHS data into sp object
spRbind-methods rbind for spatial objects
elide-methods Methods for Function elide in Package `maptools'
spCbind-methods cbind for spatial objects
readShapeLines Read arc shape files into SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
readShapePoints Read points shape files into SpatialPointsDataFrame objects
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Date 2010-08-12
Encoding latin1
License GPL (>= 2)
Packaged 2010-08-12 15:14:12 UTC; rsb
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Date/Publication 2010-08-12 16:44:10

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