erase

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Percentile

Erase parts of a SpatialPolygons* or SpatialLines* object. The inverse of this can be done with intersect

Erase parts of a SpatialPolygons* or SpatialLines* object with a SpatialPolygons* object

Keywords
methods, spatial
Usage
# S4 method for SpatialPolygons,SpatialPolygons
erase(x, y, ...)
# S4 method for SpatialLines,SpatialPolygons
erase(x, y, ...)
Arguments
x

SpatialPolygons or SpatialLines object

y

SpatialPolygons object

...

Additional arguments (none)

Value

Spatial*

See Also

The equivalent for raster data is mask

Aliases
  • erase
  • erase,SpatialPolygons,SpatialPolygons-method
  • erase,SpatialLines,SpatialPolygons-method
Examples
# NOT RUN {
if (require(rgdal) & require(rgeos)) {
# erase parts of polygons with other polygons
	p <- shapefile(system.file("external/lux.shp", package="raster"))
	b <- as(extent(6, 6.4, 49.75, 50), 'SpatialPolygons')
	projection(b) <- projection(p)
	e <- erase(p, b)
	plot(e)
	
	
# erase parts of lines with polygons	
	r <- raster(extent(p) +c(-.1,.1,-.1,.1), crs=crs(p))
	start <- xyFromCell(r, cellFromCol(r, 1))
	end <- xyFromCell(r, cellFromCol(r, ncol(r)))
	lines <- do.call(spLines, lapply(1:10, function(i)rbind(start[i,], end[i,])))
	crs(lines) <- crs(p)
	
	e2 <- erase(lines, p)
	plot(p)
	lines(lines, col='blue', lwd=4, lty=3)
	lines(e2, col='red', lwd=2)
}
# }
Documentation reproduced from package raster, version 2.9-5, License: GPL (>= 3)

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