overlay

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spatial overlay for points, grids and polygons

overlay combines points (or grids) and polygons by performing point-in-polygon operation on all point-polygons combinations (deprecated; see note).

Keywords
manip
Usage
overlay(x, y, ...)
Arguments
x
first layer
y
second layer, put on top of x
...
optional arguments; see example below
Value

  • a numerical array of indices of x on locations of y, or a data.frame with (possibly aggregate) properties of x in units of y.

Note

points on a polygon boundary and points corresponding to a polygon vertex are considered to be inside the polygon. This function is deprecated, as it has some inconsistences. A better implementation is found in the over method.

See Also

overlay-methods, point.in.polygon

Aliases
  • overlay
Examples
r1 = cbind(c(180114, 180553, 181127, 181477, 181294, 181007, 180409, 
180162, 180114), c(332349, 332057, 332342, 333250, 333558, 333676, 
332618, 332413, 332349))
r2 = cbind(c(180042, 180545, 180553, 180314, 179955, 179142, 179437, 
179524, 179979, 180042), c(332373, 332026, 331426, 330889, 330683, 
331133, 331623, 332152, 332357, 332373))
r3 = cbind(c(179110, 179907, 180433, 180712, 180752, 180329, 179875, 
179668, 179572, 179269, 178879, 178600, 178544, 179046, 179110),
c(331086, 330620, 330494, 330265, 330075, 330233, 330336, 330004, 
329783, 329665, 329720, 329933, 330478, 331062, 331086))

sr1=Polygons(list(Polygon(r1)),"r1")
sr2=Polygons(list(Polygon(r2)),"r2")
sr3=Polygons(list(Polygon(r3)),"r3")
sr=SpatialPolygons(list(sr1,sr2,sr3))
srdf=SpatialPolygonsDataFrame(sr, data.frame(cbind(1:3,5:3), row.names=c("r1","r2","r3")))

data(meuse)
coordinates(meuse) = ~x+y
data(meuse.grid)
coordinates(meuse.grid) = ~x+y
gridded(meuse.grid) = TRUE

plot(meuse)
polygon(r1)
polygon(r2)
polygon(r3)

overlay(srdf, meuse)
overlay(sr, meuse)

overlay(meuse, srdf, fn = mean)
overlay(meuse, srdf)
overlay(as(meuse, "SpatialPoints"), srdf)
overlay(as(meuse, "SpatialPoints"), sr)

# same thing, with grid:
overlay(srdf, meuse.grid)
overlay(sr, meuse.grid)

overlay(meuse.grid, srdf, fn = mean)
overlay(meuse.grid, srdf)
overlay(as(meuse.grid, "SpatialPoints"), srdf)
overlay(as(meuse.grid, "SpatialPoints"), sr)
Documentation reproduced from package sp, version 0.9-94, License: GPL (>= 2)

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