maptools v0.8-5


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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
getinfo.shape Get shapefile header information
nowrapRecenter Break polygons at meridian for recentering
readAsciiGrid read/write to/from (ESRI) asciigrid format
gpcholes Hisaji Ono's lake/hole problem
kmlLine Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Lines object
CCmaps Conditioned choropleth maps
spCbind-methods cbind for spatial objects
Rgshhs Read GSHHS data into sp object
GE_SpatialGrid Create SpatialGrid for PNG output to GE
SpatialLines2PolySet Convert sp line and polygon objects to PBSmapping PolySet objects
readShapePoints Read points shape files into SpatialPointsDataFrame objects
map2SpatialPolygons Convert map objects to sp classes
elide-methods Methods for Function elide in Package `maptools'
kmlPolygon Create and write a KML file on the basis of a given Polygons object
symbolsInPolys Place grids of points over polygons
readGPS GPSbabel read interface
unionSpatialPolygons Aggregate Polygons in a SpatialPolygons object
gcDestination Find destination in geographical coordinates
readShapePoly Read polygon shape files into SpatialPolygonsDataFrame objects
getKMLcoordinates Get a list of coordinates out of a KML file
kmlOverlay Create and write KML file for PNG image overlay
pointLabel Label placement for points to avoid overlaps
sp2Mondrian write map data for Mondrian
sp2tmap Convert SpatialPolygons object for Stata tmap command
dotsInPolys Put dots in polygons
checkPolygonsHoles Check holes in Polygons objects
ppp-class Virtual class "ppp"
thinnedSpatialPoly Douglas-Peuker line generalization for Spatial Polygons
spRbind-methods rbind for spatial objects
sun-methods Methods for sun ephemerides calculations
readSplus Read exported WinBUGS maps
as.ppp coercion between sp objects and spatstat objects
ContourLines2SLDF Converter functions to build SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
pal2SpatialPolygons Making SpatialPolygons objects from RArcInfo input
readShapeSpatial Read shape files into Spatial*DataFrame objects
leglabs Make legend labels
readShapeLines Read arc shape files into SpatialLinesDataFrame objects
sp2WB Export SpatialPolygons object as S-Plus map for WinBUGS
gzAzimuth Find azimuth for geographical coordinates
wrld_simpl Simplified world country polygons
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Date 2011-03-27
Encoding latin1
License GPL (>= 2)
Packaged 2011-03-28 08:29:26 UTC; rsb
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Date/Publication 2011-03-28 10:44:07

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