I have a raster (say r) and a polygon shapefile (say s, containing many polygons). I want to convert the pixelated r to mean of s boundaries. And I need these boundary means as another raster file.

What I have now is the extract function:

rmean <- extract(r,s,fun=mean,df=TRUE)

but, I am not able to convert this into a raster.


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Assign the values to the polygons and then rasterise the polygons on that value.

Using polys and r from example(extract):

> polys$r = extract(r, polys, fun=mean)
> rp = rasterize(polys, r, "r")
> plot(rp)

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