I am trying to figure out how to use INLA without any formal instruction and I have visited the INLA website (www.r-inla.org) to view some examples. I have also been reading through the book Spatial and Spatio-temporal Bayesian Models with R - INLA 1st Edition by Marta Blangiardo and Michela Cameletti. My trouble is that my questions are just too simple to get answers there and the INLA package seems too new to have thorough discussions on any programming forums that I can find. I should also mention I am new to mapping in R.
I have seen some examples of using the MODISTools package to download subsets of data but it seems like this will download the requested data only at the point locations I specify using the lat and lon arguments of the MODISSubset command. For the intended analysis, I will need the data available over a shape that spans a couple different tiles. Is there a way to use a shapefile to specify the data that I would like to download in MODISTools? The vignette didn't allude to this but maybe I misunderstood something.
Specifically, I am looking to download as much available data from the MOD13A2, MOD44W and MOD11A2 data sets as possible from the years 2011-2015. I need this for a shapefile that would fit into a box with an upper left corner of (lat:13.891715, lon:34.957847) and a lower right corner of (lat:8.670194, lon:40.308822) which is Eastern Africa.