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R, rasterVis and RGL: how to prevent reflective surfaces?

I have been experimenting with digital terrain model files in ESRI ASCII grid raster format. Despite zero experience with this type of data I found it very easy to load into R, as per code below. The ...
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Calculating percent cover from shapefiles

I normally do not work with shapefiles, so I am a bit lost here. I have two shapefiles each with multiple objects. The first is a set of 32 polygons (each one is a plot). The second shapefile has ...
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Summarize values from a raster brick by latitude bands in R

I would like to sumarize (sum and/or mean) values from layers on a raster brick based on latitude bands (been using raster package). Been looking at the package documentation and didn't find a way to ...
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How to find the second highest value in a rasterStack in R

I have a rasterStack of rasters representing count data. I want to return a single raster whose values are the index of the raster with the second highest value for each cell. (I used which.max for ...
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Axis of rendered shape files not showing numbers that are latitude and longitude

I am using rgdal to render some shape file. The first is a set of building zones from NYC Open Data. The second is the NYC coast line from OSM. The Zone files seems to generally render an X axis ...
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Making spatial clusters by direct manipulation of raster pixel values using R

I think this is an overambitious million dollar question, but I'm always optimistic when I pose a question even though I feel like I left no stone unturned! I've processed a raster layer with pixel ...
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Scale parameter of the GetMap function within RgoogleMaps

Within the R library called "RgoogleMaps", there is a function called "GetMap" which is used to save a georeferenced image file. The library's manual suggest that the SCALE parameter supposed to be ...
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unionize intersections of merged polygons

[Updated quesion] I am using the following code to merged polygons from shapefiles for the purpose of calculating the surface area; library(maptools) library(rgdal) library(rgeos) #enter slots, ...
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R - How to sampleRandom() from large raster without NA values

I have a number of vary large rasters which need to be randomly sampled with the return value being a matrix of x, y, and value. The raster package sampleRandom(raster,n, na.rm=TRUE, xy=TRUE) will do ...
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Convert polyline shapefile to points 1m apart and add xy coords in R

I have a table with xy coordinates in R and the following packages loaded: spatstat, raster, rgdal, sp and zoo. I do know how to use this to make a point shapefile, a line shapefile that goes through ...
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Plotting a map of New Zealand with regional boundaries in R

I have been asked to make a map of New Zealand using R with regional boundaries. I need something exactly like this example of a map for Switzerland: ...
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How to use ggplot with Processing in QGIS 2.0?

I'm trying to use R scripts within QGIS thanks to Processing. There are some example scripts available and I achieved to plots different columns of the attribute table (with the plot built-in ...
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add unique IDs to mutiple polygons using loop or apply function

I want to add a unique ID (row number) for each polygon in a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame. I'm new at working with spatial data (and programming) so bear with me please. The goal is to merge all polygons ...
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towgs Definition for European Datum 1950

I am new to all things GIS so apologies for a basic questions. I am trying to specify the CRS of a climatic raster layer in R. It is an equal area projection based on Europe Equidistant Conic and the ...
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Calculate area covered by a particular raster layer within polygons in QGIS

I am trying to extract information on vegetation cover within a set radius of point locations (my sites). I have succeeded in creating a new vector layer of circles with a 5 km radius around my sites. ...
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Calculate distance in kilometers between two points

I have a few questions regarding the calculation of the distance between 2 postal codes. Take a look at the following code. ### # load the different packages we need ### require("rgdal") ...
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Update GEOS to 3.4

I want to use the rgeos function gDelaunayTriangulation (which requires GEOS 3.4) on my Mac, but when I load rgeos it says: > library(rgeos) rgeos version: 0.3-2, (SVN revision 413M) GEOS runtime ...
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R - Efficient way to segment rasters into sub-regions and sample… without using extract()

My question is: Is there a more efficient way to sample from a sub-region (defined by a shapefile read into a spatial object) of multiple rasters without having to use extract() for each region on ...
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Calculate a polygon around a point - and conver to WKT

The use case I have is this: I want to take points (in my case a data.frame of lat/long coordinates) and calculate a polygon around each point of a given radius (in km, miles, whatever). To be clear, ...
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Joining nearest neighbor small polygons using R

The figure shows a plot of numerous polygons (zoom in) made from a raster file by require(sp) require(raster) pol100 <- rasterToPolygons(r, fun=function(x){x==1}, dissolve=FALSE) There polygon ...
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How to make RASTER from irregular point data without interpolation

I was trying to make a raster image from an irregularly spaced point database. The data looks like- > head(s100_ras) x y z 1 267573.9 2633781 213.29545 2 262224.4 2633781 ...
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How to re-ID polygons with sapply instead of for loop

I have a line of code that renames the id's of polygons in a SpatialPolygonsDataFrame by directly manipulating the ID slot of the polygon. I'm a bit slow when it comes to sapply, having used for loops ...
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Equidistant projection for northern Delaware

I'm just getting started on a long-term project involving northern Delaware. Most of my distances will use great circle distances from the lat/lon, but for a few applications I'll wind up using ...
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R for loops in Geospatial modelling environment

I am using the isectpolypoly command in GME and would like to iterate over several polygons ("proj_0_ect0207", "proj_1_ect0207"). My code is as follows: for (i in 0:30) { ...
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Is there a way to speed up gIntersections for large spatial objects?

I'm attempting to perform a gIntersection of a big grid on a shapefile for country boundaries, so that I can calculate the % area of each grid cell that lies within the country. It takes a few seconds ...
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Loading a multipoint shapefile in R

This issue has only been raised in the community once, two years ago, to the best of my knowledge. I think it's high time to raise the issue again! readOGR, from the rgdal package, cannot handle ...
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Mapping variables based on STFID values

This quest is an extention of a question that I made earlier today but since it's migration to GIS I haven't been able to comment on my older post. My earlier post is : Mapping Kansas City based on X ...
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Mapping Kansas City based on X and Y Coordinates in R

I have a csv file in R that has coordinates of Kansas City, however, the values at these points aren't in any traditional longitude/latitude formatting that I am aware of. My data looks like this: ...
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Replicating QGIS style in R with rgdal

I want to use rgdal to plot a shapefile graduating the colour of features according to the values of one field (density). I couldn't find online detailed indications on how to do it and the package ...
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Efficient way to handle NA values from analysis in R with Raster

I am not 100% sure if GIS is the correct stackexchange for this, but here we go. A problem I have been bested by: I have a raster layer of approximately 240 million cells. It could be a DEM or ...
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Choosing correct proj4string in R for a set of points

I was given a set of points which I eventually will overlay with a polygon shapefile in R. The issue is that the person who provided me with the points did not give them to in long/lat coordinates but ...
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How to do geometric correction of remote sensing data in R?

My challenge is to replace most of the remote sensing commercial tools with R code (I'm teaching assistant at the University and I would like to move to open source R code to show the added values to ...
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Spatial Interpolation - defining a minimum value for agroup of points

I am doing spatial interpolation with a group of points. Some points have complete observation of events: for a period of 24 hours we have observed N events in each point. These points have N ...
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Problem overlapping shapefile and vector in R

I want to plot a shapefile over a raster file in R but I can't make them overlap perfectly: the raster appears to be rotated of few degrees counter-clockwise. Is it a problem with the projection? ...
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How can I export a point shapefile from ArcGIS to R

I am having several problems in exporting my point shapefile from ArcGIS 10 to R. I tried to save the shapefile as a CSV, but R reads all in one row; somebody in another question answered to use ...
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Convert multiple Shapefiles in Raster in R(and then plot it)

I'm trying to convert several shapefiles in rasters at the same time. I already was able to read the shapefiles by doing this: library(maptools) shps <- dir(getwd(), "*.shp") for (shp in shps) ...
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How to analyze and combine overlaping elevation maps into one?

I have 30 overlapping maps that contain tree density heights (measures between 1-100%) of a large area, and I need to get the highest point by pixel and create a new map with all these highest points ...
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Interpolate/disaggregate point values to an existing raster grid

I have several thousands of ASCII files whose names have the following format: data_"lat"_"long".mon (e.g. data_41.21875_-116.21875.mon). Each file represents one point in WGS84 projection and the ...
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Can't plot polygons with R and ggplot2

I am new to shapefiles so I maybe ask some stupid questions, sorry. I want to plot a map of my region, with colour filled polygons using R. I have downloaded municipal (lines) and province (polygons) ...
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How to get custom color palette in rasterVis plot3D in R?

I am trying to insert an RColorBrewer palette to visualize an elevation raster in R using the rasterVis function plot3D. The rasterVis reference document shows the following parameters: plot3D(x, ...
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Resources on using R in QGIS for R users?

This is a very basic question, but I'm having a heck of a time figuring it out because so much of the QGIS documentation is oriented toward use of the GUI. I want to be able to run R scripts in QGIS, ...
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Spatio-temporal prediction with KrigeST in R

I'm new in R and ST kriging, I've constructed a STFDF object with the first 4 hours historical data, and want to forecast the fifth hour data. By using krigeST in R, I've constructed vgm model. But ...
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Buffer analysis - use of surface area based on DEM

I have one problem and this is that I would like to create a buffer around point. This is simple with ArcMap using the buffer tool. But is it possible to create the buffer considering also the true ...
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Simple way to detect/select border polygons of a shapefile

I am looking for a simple way to detect/select border polygons of a shapefile. Border polygons are here polygons that are not completely surrounded by other polygons i.e. polygons located at the ...
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calculating mean and standard deviation for raster values using whole pixels within a polygon [duplicate]

i have a raster image and a corresponding shape file. i would like to calculate the statistics of the values within polygons which have a common attribute but only using pixels which are fully ...
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How to access each raster in a stack with a loop

I have a stack of rasters and I want to access each layer, combine each later with another file and finally export the resulting file as a csv file. Is there any way to do this with a loop? So far I ...
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Fortifying re-projected shapefile for ggplot2 in R

I have a shapefile of US county boundaries which I got from the NHGIS. I can load the file using the rgdal package and see information about it: library(rgdal) shp_1860 <- readOGR("shp", ...
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Is it possible to create and run custom R scripts in QGIS 2.0?

I am new to QGIS and most of the tutorials I have found are for 1.x and the overhaul has me confused. I would like to create R scripts and run them in QGIS. I have read here that it's possible using ...
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R with ggplot2/ggmap - How to load a png image as a map

I am trying to find a workaround for ggmap's missing support of world maps (i.e. you can't create any maps that show latitudes > 80°, due to idiosyncrasies in the mapproj package). To a limited extend ...
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r openproj to plot in open street map in a different projection

I am very new to geographic data, so I am sorry for the stupidity of the question. I need to plot some data that are in this projection EUREF_FIN_TM35FIN Projection: Transverse_Mercator ...