# distanceFromPoints

From raster v2.6-7
by Robert Hijmans

##### Distance from points

The function calculates the distance from a set of points to all cells of a Raster* object.

The distance unit is in meters if the coordinate reference system (crs) of the Raster* object is (`+proj=longlat`

) or assumed to be if the crs is `NA`

. In all other cases it is in the units defined by the crs (which typically is meters).

- Keywords
- spatial

##### Usage

`distanceFromPoints(object, xy, filename='', ...)`

##### Arguments

- object
Raster object

- xy
matrix of x and y coordinates, or a SpatialPoints* object.

- filename
character. Optional filename for the output RasterLayer

- ...
Additional arguments as for

`writeRaster`

##### Details

Distances for `longlat`

data are computed on the WGS84 spheroid using GeographicLib (Karney, 2013)

##### Value

RasterLayer

##### References

C.F.F. Karney, 2013. Algorithms for geodesics, J. Geodesy 87: 43-55. https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00190-012-0578-z.

##### See Also

##### Examples

`library(raster)`

```
# NOT RUN {
r <- raster(ncol=36,nrow=18)
xy <- c(0,0)
d1 <- distanceFromPoints(r, xy)
crs(r) = '+proj=utm +zone=12 +datum=WGS84'
d2 <- distanceFromPoints(r, xy)
par(mfrow=c(1,2))
plot(d1)
plot(d2)
# }
```

*Documentation reproduced from package raster, version 2.6-7, License: GPL (>= 3)*

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