Bind Spatial* objects

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Description

Bind (append) Spatial* objects into a single object. All objects must be of the same vector type base class (SpatialPoints, SpatialLines, or SpatialPolygons)

Usage

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## S4 method for signature 'SpatialPolygons,SpatialPolygons'
bind(x, y, ..., keepnames=FALSE)

## S4 method for signature 'SpatialLines,SpatialLines'
bind(x, y, ..., keepnames=FALSE)

## S4 method for signature 'SpatialPoints,SpatialPoints'
bind(x, y, ..., keepnames=FALSE)

## S4 method for signature 'data.frame,data.frame'
bind(x, y, ..., variables=NULL)

Arguments

x

Spatial* object or data.frame

y

Spatial* object or data.frame

...

Additional Spatial* objects

keepnames

Logical. If TRUE the row.names are kept (if unique)

variables

character. Variable (column) names to keep, If NULL, all variables are kept

Value

Spatial* object

See Also

merge

Examples

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if (require(rgdal) & require(rgeos)) {
	p <- shapefile(system.file("external/lux.shp", package="raster"))
	mersch <- p[p$NAME_2=='Mersch', ]
	diekirch <- p[p$NAME_2=='Diekirch', ]
	remich <- p[p$NAME_2=='Remich', ]
	remich$NAME_1 <- NULL
	x <- bind(mersch, diekirch, remich)
	plot(x)
	data.frame(x)
}

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