LLtoTM: Convert Lat and Long to Transverse Mercator (TM)

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Examples

View source: R/LLtoTM.R

Description

Latitude and Longitude coordinates are converted to TM projection coordinates with a user-defined central meridian. The resulting units from applying the function are kilometers.

Usage

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LLtoTM(cm, lat, lon, xcol = "x", ycol = "y", minx = NULL, miny = NULL)

Arguments

cm

is the user defined central median. A common choice is the mean of the longitude values in your data set

lat

is the vector of latitudes

lon

is the vector of longitudes

xcol

is the name of the output TM column of x coordinates

ycol

is the name of the output TM column of y coordinates

minx

is 'NULL' by default and sets the minimum x-coordinate value to 0. This is an optional minimum value for the x-coordinate vector.

miny

is 'NULL' by default and sets the minimum y-coordinate value to 0. This is an optional minimum value for the y-coordinate vector.

Details

This function only should only be used if the coordinates supplied by the user are latitude and longitude. The default TM projection here specifies that both the minimum x and y-coordinate values are 0 scaled to 1 km.

Value

A list with the TM coordinates as the first component of the list. The first component of the list contains x coordinates in the first column and y coordinates in the second column. The remaining elements of the list are the cm, minx, and miny values that were input.

Examples

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## Add transverse Mercator x and y coordinates to a data frame with
## latitude/longitude coordinates. Name these \code{xc_TM_} and \code{yc_TM_}.
exampledataset$xc_TM_ <- LLtoTM(cm = base::mean(exampledataset[ ,"xcoords"]),
 lat = exampledataset[ ,"ycoords"],
 lon = exampledataset[ ,"xcoords"])$xy[ ,1]
exampledataset$yc_TM_ <- LLtoTM(cm = base::mean(exampledataset[ ,"xcoords"]),
 lat = exampledataset[ ,"ycoords"],
 lon = exampledataset[ ,"xcoords"])$xy[ ,2]

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