nearestPointOnLine

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Get the nearest point on a line to a given point

This function calculates the coordinates of the nearest point on a line to a given point. This function does not work with geographic coordinates.

Keywords
spatial
Usage
nearestPointOnLine(coordsLine, coordsPoint)
Arguments
coordsLine
Matrix with coordinates of line vertices. Each row represents a vertex.
coordsPoint
A vector representing the X and Y coordinates of the point.
Value

  • Vector with the X and Y coordinates of the nearest point on a line to the given point.

See Also

nearestPointOnSegment, snapPointsToLines

Aliases
  • nearestPointOnLine
Examples
coordsLine = cbind(c(1,2,3),c(3,2,2))
coordsPoint = c(1.2,1.5)
nearestPointOnLine(coordsLine, coordsPoint)
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