mapshape: Simplify geometry of spatial objects with the mapshaper...

Description Usage Arguments Details Examples

View source: R/geo-functions.R

Description

Simplify geometry of spatial objects with the mapshaper library

Usage

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mapshape(shp, percent = 10, ms_options = "", dsn = "mapshape",
  silent = FALSE)

Arguments

shp

A spatial object to be simplified.

percent

A number between 1 and 100 stating how aggressively to simplify the object (1 is a very aggressive simplification)

ms_options

Text string of options passed to mapshaper such as

dsn

The name of the temporary file to write to (deleted after use)

silent

Logical determining whether the function call is printed to screen no-topology (a flag) and snap-interval=1 (a key value pair). See the mapshaper documentation for details: https://github.com/mbloch/mapshaper/wiki/Command-Reference.

The percent argument refers to the percentage of removable points to retain. So percent = 1 is a very aggressive simplication, saving a huge amount of hard-disk space. gSimplify

Details

Note: more advance R/mapshaper tools are provided by the rmapshaper package: https://github.com/ateucher/rmapshaper.

Calls the JavaScript command-line GIS application mapshaper (https://github.com/mbloch/mapshaper) from the system to simplify geographic features, and then tidies up. mapshaper must be installed and available to system. mapshape writes new a file to disk. Thanks to Richard and Adrian Ellison for demonstrating this in R.

Examples

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## Not run: 
shp <- routes_fast[2,]
plot(shp)
rfs10 <- mapshape(shp)
rfs5 <- mapshape(shp, percent = 5)
rfs1 <- mapshape(shp, percent = 1)
plot(rfs10, add = TRUE, col ="red")
plot(rfs5, add = TRUE, col ="blue")
plot(rfs1, add = TRUE, col = "grey")
# snap the lines to the nearest interval
rfs_int <- mapshape(shp, ms_options = "snap-interval=0.001")
plot(shp)
plot(rfs_int, add = TRUE)
mapshape(routes_fast_sf[2,])

## End(Not run)

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