mapTissot: Add Tissot Indicatrices to a Map

Description Usage Arguments Details Author(s) References See Also Examples

View source: R/map.R

Description

Plot ellipses at grid intersection points, as a method for indicating the distortion inherent in the projection [1]. (Each ellipse is drawn with 64 segments.)

Usage

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mapTissot(grid = rep(15, 2), scale = 0.2, crosshairs = FALSE, ...)

Arguments

grid

numeric vector of length 2, specifying the increment in longitude and latitude for the grid. Indicatrices are drawn at e.g. longitudes seq(-180, 180, grid[1]).

scale

numerical scale factor for ellipses. This is multiplied by min(grid) and the result is the radius of the circle on the earth, in latitude degrees.

crosshairs

logical value indicating whether to draw constant-latitude and constant-longitude crosshairs within the ellipses. (These are drawn with 10 line segments each.) This can be helpful in cases where it is not desired to use mapGrid to draw the longitude/latitude grid.

...

extra arguments passed to plotting functions, e.g. col="red" yields red indicatrices.

Details

The purpose and interpretation are outlined in [1], but should also be self-explanatory.

Author(s)

Dan Kelley

References

1. Snyder, John P., 1987. Map Projections: A Working Manual. USGS Professional Paper: 1395 (available at pubs.usgs.gov/pp/1395/report.pdf).

See Also

A map must first have been created with mapPlot.

Other functions related to maps: lonlat2map, lonlat2utm, map2lonlat, mapArrows, mapAxis, mapContour, mapDirectionField, mapGrid, mapImage, mapLines, mapLocator, mapLongitudeLatitudeXY, mapPlot, mapPoints, mapPolygon, mapScalebar, mapText, oceCRS, shiftLongitude, utm2lonlat

Examples

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## Not run: 
library(oce)
data(coastlineWorld)
par(mfrow=c(1, 1), mar=c(2, 2, 1, 1))
p  <- "+proj=aea +lat_1=10 +lat_2=60 +lon_0=-45"
mapPlot(coastlineWorld, projection=p, col="gray",
longitudelim=c(-90,0), latitudelim=c(0, 50))
mapTissot(c(15, 15), col='red')

## End(Not run)

Example output

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