maptools

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May 21, 2012 | arsalvacion

Mapping Philippines earthquake data from January 2011 to January 2012 collected by PHIVOLCS using R ggplot package.I tried to recreate the earthquake map of the Philippines created using maptool and R plot function using ggplot2. Earthquake map ...
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Maps with R, and polygon boundaries

December 21, 2011 | arthur charpentier

With R, it is extremely easy to draw maps. Let us start with something simple, like French regions. Baptiste mentioned on his blog that shapefiles can be downloaded from http://ign.fr/ website. Hence, if you extract the zip file, it is possible to ... [Read more...]

Clipping a Surface By a Polygon

September 8, 2010 | James

Background: A common function in standard GIS software enables users to create a raster surface and extract values or clip it based on a set of polygons. This may be used in cases where you want analysis to be constrained to within a town’s boundaries or a coastline. This ...
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Writing a Spatial Function: The Location Quotient

September 7, 2010 | James

Background: In some cases it is necessary to conduct the same analysis multiple times on either the same or different data. In such circumstances it is worth writing a function to simplify the code. In this example the location quotient provides a simple calculation easily written in to a function. ...
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R Maps

September 6, 2010 | James

This is an updated version of my Making Maps with R tutorial. I think the code is lot simpler and it also includes some data for you to play around with. Background: Spatial data are becoming increasingly common, as are the tools available in R to process it. Of course ...
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