Is it possible to perform a cookie cut in R?
Firstly, I have a polygon shapefile of many polygon some of which overlap. I then have a second polygon shapefile with contiguous non-overlapping polygons. I want to establish the parts of the first (potentially overlapping) polygons that fall within each of the second (non-overlapping) polygons. The first shapefile is a number of layers of cookie dough to cut and the second is the cutter to apply. Alternatively I can use QGIS if people think that's the best way to go.