mosaic: Merge Raster* objects using a function for overlapping areas

Description Usage Arguments Details Value See Also Examples

Description

Mosaic Raster* objects to form a new object with a larger spatial extent. A function is used to compute cell values in areas where layers overlap (in contrast to the merge function which uses the values of the 'upper' layer). All objects must have the same origin, resolution, and coordinate reference system.

Usage

1
2
## S4 method for signature 'Raster,Raster'
mosaic(x, y, ..., fun, tolerance=0.05, filename="")

Arguments

x

Raster* object

y

Raster* object

...

Additional Raster or Extent objects (and/or arguments for writing files as in writeRaster)

fun

Function. E.g. mean, min, or max. Must be a function that accepts a 'na.rm' argument

tolerance

Numeric. permissible difference in origin (relative to the cell resolution). See all.equal

filename

Character. Output filename (optional)

Details

The Raster objects must have the same origin and resolution.

Value

RasterLayer or RasterBrick object.

See Also

merge, extend

Examples

 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
r <- raster(ncol=100, nrow=100)
r1 <- crop(r, extent(-10, 11, -10, 11))
r2 <- crop(r, extent(0, 20, 0, 20))
r3 <- crop(r, extent(9, 30, 9, 30))

r1[] <- 1:ncell(r1)
r2[] <- 1:ncell(r2)
r3[] <- 1:ncell(r3)

m1 <- mosaic(r1, r2, r3, fun=mean)

s1 <- stack(r1, r1*2)
s2 <- stack(r2, r2/2)
s3 <- stack(r3, r3*4)
m2 <- mosaic(s1, s2, s3, fun=min)

# if you have a list of Raster objects, you can use do.call
x <- list(r1, r2, r3)
names(x)[1:2] <- c('x', 'y')
x$fun <- mean
x$na.rm <- TRUE

y <- do.call(mosaic, x)

raster documentation built on Nov. 17, 2017, 5:51 a.m.