spatial_edge_measures: Query spatial edge measures

spatial_edge_measuresR Documentation

Query spatial edge measures


These functions are a collection of specific spatial edge measures, that form a spatial extension to edge measures in tidygraph.



edge_circuity(Inf_as_NaN = FALSE)





Should the circuity values of loop edges be stored as NaN instead of Inf? Defaults to FALSE.


Just as with all query functions in tidygraph, spatial edge measures are meant to be called inside tidygraph verbs such as mutate or filter, where the network that is currently being worked on is known and thus not needed as an argument to the function. If you want to use an algorithm outside of the tidygraph framework you can use with_graph to set the context temporarily while the algorithm is being evaluated.


A numeric vector of the same length as the number of edges in the graph.


  • edge_azimuth: The angle in radians between a straight line from the edge startpoint pointing north, and the straight line from the edge startpoint and the edge endpoint. Calculated with st_geod_azimuth. Requires a geographic CRS.

  • edge_circuity: The ratio of the length of an edge linestring geometry versus the straight-line distance between its boundary nodes, as described in Giacomin & Levinson, 2015. DOI: 10.1068/b130131p.

  • edge_length: The length of an edge linestring geometry as calculated by st_length.

  • edge_displacement: The straight-line distance between the two boundary nodes of an edge, as calculated by st_distance.


library(sf, quietly = TRUE)
library(tidygraph, quietly = TRUE)

net = as_sfnetwork(roxel)

net %>%
  activate("edges") %>%
  mutate(azimuth = edge_azimuth())

net %>%
  activate("edges") %>%
  mutate(circuity = edge_circuity())

net %>%
  activate("edges") %>%
  mutate(length = edge_length())

net %>%
  activate("edges") %>%
  mutate(displacement = edge_displacement())

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