Class "SimilarityTransformation"
Description
Class to define similarity transformations to be applied on sp objects. Similarity transformations can rotate, shift and scale geometries.
Objects from the Class
Objects can be created by calls to the function SimilarityTransformation.
Slots
controlPoints
:Object of class
"data.frame"
containing control point coordinates arranged in four (4) columns: X source, Y source, X target, Y target.parameters
:Object of class
"numeric"
. A vector of four (4) parameters for representing the transformation, namely: a, b, c and d, where x' = ax + by + c y' = ay  bx + dresiduals
:Object of class
"matrix"
. Only set if Least Squares is applied, i.e., if more than two (2) control points were provided. Residuals are the difference between transformed source coordinates and target coordinates of control points.rmse
:Object of class
"numericOrNULL"
. Only set if Least Squares is applied, i.e., if more than two (2) control points were provided. Root Mean Square Error, useful when comparing two transformations. It measures the general deviation of transformed source coordinates with respect to target coordinates of control points. It has the same units as the coordinates, usually meters.
Extends
Class "Cartesian2DCoordinateTransformation"
, directly.
Methods
 calculateParameters

signature(object = "SimilarityTransformation")
:
Calculate transformation parameters from control points.
Author(s)
German Carrillo
References
Iliffe, J. and Lott, R. Datums and map projections: For remote sensing, GIS and surveying. Section 4.5.3. pp.113115, 2008.
See Also
SimilarityTransformation
Examples
1  showClass("SimilarityTransformation")

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