spDistsN1 | R Documentation |

The function returns a vector of distances between a matrix of 2D points, first column longitude, second column latitude, and a single 2D point, using Euclidean or Great Circle distance (WGS84 ellipsoid) methods.

```
spDistsN1(pts, pt, longlat = FALSE)
spDists(x, y = x, longlat = FALSE, segments = FALSE, diagonal = FALSE)
```

`pts` |
A matrix of 2D points, first column x/longitude, second column y/latitude, or a SpatialPoints or SpatialPointsDataFrame object |

`pt` |
A single 2D point, first value x/longitude, second value y/latitude, or a SpatialPoints or SpatialPointsDataFrame object with one point only |

`x` |
A matrix of n-D points with row denoting points, first column x/longitude, second column y/latitude, or a Spatial object that has a coordinates method |

`y` |
A matrix of n-D points with row denoting points, first column x/longitude, second column y/latitude, or a Spatial object that has a coordinates method |

`longlat` |
logical;
if FALSE, Euclidean distance,
if TRUE Great Circle (WGS84 ellipsoid) distance;
if |

`segments` |
logical; if |

`diagonal` |
logical; if |

`spDistsN1`

returns a numeric vector of distances in the metric of the points if longlat=FALSE, or in kilometers if longlat=TRUE.

`spDists`

returns a full matrix of distances in the metric of the points if longlat=FALSE, or in kilometers if longlat=TRUE; it uses `spDistsN1`

in case points are two-dimensional. In case of `spDists(x,x)`

, it will compute
all n x n distances, not the sufficient n x (n-1).

The function can also be used to find a local kilometer equivalent to a plot scaled in decimal degrees in order to draw a scale bar.

Roger Bivand, Edzer Pebesma

`http://www.abecedarical.com/javascript/script_greatcircle.html`

`is.projected`

```
ll <- matrix(c(5, 6, 60, 60), ncol=2)
km <- spDistsN1(ll, ll[1,], longlat=TRUE)
zapsmall(km)
utm32 <- matrix(c(276.9799, 332.7052, 6658.1572, 6655.2055), ncol=2)
spDistsN1(utm32, utm32[1,])
dg <- spDistsN1(ll, ll[1,])
dg
dg[2]/km[2]
data(meuse)
coordinates(meuse) <- c("x", "y")
res <- spDistsN1(meuse, meuse[1,])
summary(res)
p1 = SpatialPoints(cbind(1:3, 1:3))
spDists(p1)
spDists(p1, p1)
spDists(p1, p1, diagonal = TRUE)
try(spDists(p1, p1, segments = TRUE))
spDists(p1, segments = TRUE)
p2 = SpatialPoints(cbind(5:2, 2:5))
spDists(p1, p2)
try(spDists(p1, p2, diagonal = TRUE)) # fails
try(spDists(p1, p2, segments = TRUE)) # fails
# longlat points:
proj4string(p1) = "+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84"
proj4string(p2) = "+proj=longlat +ellps=WGS84"
is.projected(p1)
is.projected(p2)
spDists(p1)
spDists(p1, p1)
spDists(p1, p1, diagonal = TRUE)
spDists(p1, p2)
try(spDists(p1, p2, diagonal = TRUE)) # fails
spDists(p1, p2[1:length(p1),], diagonal = TRUE)
spDists(p1, segments = TRUE)
spDists(p1[0],p2[0],diagonal=TRUE)
spDists(p1[0])
p1 = SpatialPoints(cbind(1:3, 1:3, 1:3))
spDists(p1)
spDists(p1, p1)
try(spDists(p1, p1, diagonal = TRUE))
try(spDists(p1, p1, segments = TRUE))
try(spDists(p1, segments = TRUE))
p2 = SpatialPoints(cbind(5:2, 2:5, 3:6))
spDists(p1, p2)
try(spDists(p1, p2, diagonal = TRUE)) # fails
try(spDists(p1, p2, segments = TRUE)) # fails
```

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