osmar – Don’t Miss this New R-Geo-Package!

January 26, 2012

(This article was first published on theBioBucket*, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

The osmar-package enables you to retrieve all geographic elements of OpenStreetMap via its API.
I.e., you can retrieve a street, river, state-boundary or whatever and use this as a spatial object in R.

It’s overwhelming thinking of the endless playground that is opened for R-users by this package!

And, owing to altruistic R-package authors (like the ones of osmar, Thomas Schlesinger and Manuel J. A. Eugster) the oligarch’s (ESRI) power evermore crumbles away..

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