I'm wondering if there is any quick way anyone knows to assign long / lat coordinates to a list of regions without doing so manually.
I need coordinates which are simply contained by the region so it doesn't matter where the specific coordinates fall as long as they fall into the boundaries of the area. So for example, given the list immediately below of Austrian regions, is there any way to do this? FYI, the reason I am looking for shortcuts is that overall I have something like 400 regions across Europe so manually assigning points could take time.
Burgenland AT12 Niederösterreich AT13 Wien AT21 Kärnten AT22 Steiermark AT31 Oberösterreich AT32 Salzburg AT33 Tirol AT34 Vorarlberg
There may be no simple answer to this which I'm prepared to accept, but if anyone has any ideas please let me know?
I know about spatial joining but in this scenario I need coordinates first to be able to perform other sorts of analysis. At this point, I just need the coordinates. I use R Studio normally.