Rnightlights: Satellite Nightlight Data Extraction
Version 0.2.1

Extracts raster and zonal statistics from satellite nightlight rasters downloaded from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration () free data repositories. Both the DMSP-OLS annual and SNPP-VIIRS monthly nightlight raster data are supported. Satellite nightlight raster tiles are downloaded and cropped to the country boundaries using shapefiles from the GADM database of Global Administrative Areas (). Zonal statistics are then calculated at the lowest administrative boundary for the selected country and cached locally for future retrieval. Finally, a simple data explorer/browser is included that allows one to visualize the cached data e.g. graphing, mapping and clustering regional data.

Getting started

Package details

AuthorChristopher Njuguna [aut, cre, cph]
Date of publication2018-05-26 22:01:43 UTC
MaintainerChristopher Njuguna <[email protected]>
LicenseGPL-3
Version0.2.1
URL https://github.com/chrisvwn/Rnightlights
Package repositoryView on CRAN
Installation Install the latest version of this package by entering the following in R:
install.packages("Rnightlights")

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Rnightlights documentation built on May 27, 2018, 1:04 a.m.