maptools v0.8-20


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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
SpatialLinesMidPoints Line midpoints
Rgshhs Read GSHHS data into sp object
getinfo.shape Get shapefile header information
readAsciiGrid read/write to/from (ESRI) asciigrid format
kmlLine Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Lines object
getKMLcoordinates Get a list of coordinates out of a KML file
map2SpatialPolygons Convert map objects to sp classes
plot.Map Plot a Map object (deprecated)
ppp-class Virtual class "ppp"
subset.polylist Subset polygon list objects
plot.polylist Plot polygons
thinnedSpatialPoly Douglas-Peuker line generalization for Spatial Polygons
readShapeSpatial Read shape files into Spatial*DataFrame objects
state.vbm US State Visibility Based Map
maptools Report version information and changes
readShapeLines Read arc shape files into SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
nearestPointOnSegment Get the nearest point on a segment to a given point
write.pointShape Write a point-type shapefile
gpcholes Hisaji Ono's lake/hole problem
elide-methods Methods for Function elide in Package `maptools'
spCbind-methods cbind for spatial objects
SplashDams Data for Splash Dams in western Oregon
checkPolygonsHoles Check holes in Polygons objects
kmlPoints Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Points object
nearestPointOnLine Get the nearest point on a line to a given point
gzAzimuth Find azimuth for geographical coordinates
Map2poly Create polygon lists and bounding boxes from imported shapefiles
kmlOverlay Create and write KML file for PNG image overlay
read.shape Read shapefile into Map object
leglabs Make legend labels
pointLabel Label placement for points to avoid overlaps
get.Pcent Polygon centroids
gcDestination Find destination in geographical coordinates
write.polylistShape Write a polygon-type shapefile
pal2SpatialPolygons Making SpatialPolygons objects from RArcInfo input
GE_SpatialGrid Create SpatialGrid for PNG output to GE
SpatialLines2PolySet Convert sp line and polygon objects to PBSmapping PolySet objects
wrld_simpl Simplified world country polygons
lineLabel Label placement with spplot and lattice.
write.linelistShape Write a arc-type shapefile
sp2tmap Convert SpatialPolygons object for Stata tmap command
readShapePoly Read polygon shape files into SpatialPolygonsDataFrame objects
nowrapRecenter Break polygons at meridian for recentering
CCmaps Conditioned choropleth maps
sp2WB Export SpatialPolygons object as S-Plus map for WinBUGS
snapPointsToLines Snap a set of points to a set of lines
readSplus Read exported WinBUGS maps
sp2Mondrian write map data for Mondrian
as.ppp coercion between sp objects and spatstat objects
readShapePoints Read points shape files into SpatialPointsDataFrame objects
dotsInPolys Put dots in polygons
unionSpatialPolygons Aggregate Polygons in a SpatialPolygons object
symbolsInPolys Place grids of points over polygons
sun-methods Methods for sun ephemerides calculations
kmlPolygon Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Polygons object
spRbind-methods rbind for spatial objects
panel.pointLabel Label placement with spplot and lattice.
ContourLines2SLDF Converter functions to build SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
readGPS GPSbabel read interface
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Date 2012-11-10
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License GPL (>= 2)
Packaged 2012-11-12 09:27:48 UTC; rsb
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2012-11-12 09:54:23

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