maptools v0.8-10


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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
maptools Report version information and changes
spCbind-methods cbind for spatial objects
symbolsInPolys Place grids of points over polygons
SpatialLines2PolySet Convert sp line and polygon objects to PBSmapping PolySet objects
GE_SpatialGrid Create SpatialGrid for PNG output to GE
getinfo.shape Get shapefile header information
sp2Mondrian write map data for Mondrian
gzAzimuth Find azimuth for geographical coordinates
Map2poly Create polygon lists and bounding boxes from imported shapefiles
sp2WB Export SpatialPolygons object as S-Plus map for WinBUGS
checkPolygonsHoles Check holes in Polygons objects
gcDestination Find destination in geographical coordinates
write.polylistShape Write a polygon-type shapefile
wrld_simpl Simplified world country polygons
readShapePoly Read polygon shape files into SpatialPolygonsDataFrame objects
as.ppp coercion between sp objects and spatstat objects
plot.polylist Plot polygons
elide-methods Methods for Function elide in Package `maptools'
readShapeSpatial Read shape files into Spatial*DataFrame objects
ppp-class Virtual class "ppp"
getKMLcoordinates Get a list of coordinates out of a KML file
readShapePoints Read points shape files into SpatialPointsDataFrame objects
dotsInPolys Put dots in polygons
ContourLines2SLDF Converter functions to build SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
Rgshhs Read GSHHS data into sp object
gpcholes Hisaji Ono's lake/hole problem
nowrapRecenter Break polygons at meridian for recentering
pointLabel Label placement for points to avoid overlaps
kmlOverlay Create and write KML file for PNG image overlay
leglabs Make legend labels
plot.Map Plot a Map object (deprecated)
readSplus Read exported WinBUGS maps
pal2SpatialPolygons Making SpatialPolygons objects from RArcInfo input
get.Pcent Polygon centroids
read.shape Read shapefile into Map object
kmlPolygon Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Polygons object
readAsciiGrid read/write to/from (ESRI) asciigrid format
readGPS GPSbabel read interface
write.pointShape Write a point-type shapefile
unionSpatialPolygons Aggregate Polygons in a SpatialPolygons object
subset.polylist Subset polygon list objects
kmlLine Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Lines object
spRbind-methods rbind for spatial objects
readShapeLines Read arc shape files into SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
write.linelistShape Write a arc-type shapefile
map2SpatialPolygons Convert map objects to sp classes
sun-methods Methods for sun ephemerides calculations
CCmaps Conditioned choropleth maps
thinnedSpatialPoly Douglas-Peuker line generalization for Spatial Polygons
sp2tmap Convert SpatialPolygons object for Stata tmap command
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Date 2011-08-06
Encoding latin1
License GPL (>= 2)
Packaged 2011-08-07 11:50:59 UTC; rsb
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Date/Publication 2011-08-08 05:42:09

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