inst/examples/analyze_GFC.R

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# This script shows an example of how to use the "gfcanalysis" R package put 
# together by Alex Zvoleff ([email protected]) for working with the 
# Hansen et al. 2013 Global Forest Change dataset. Contact Alex if you notice 
# any issues or have problems using the package.
#
# See the help files for the functions below for more information. For example, 
# type "?download_tiles" in R to see the help file for the "download_tiles" 
# function.
# 
# NOTE: the gfcanalysis package must be installed before this script will run.  
# Run the "install_gfcanalysis.R" script to install/update the gfcanalysis 
# package.
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# Load the gfcanalysis package
library(gfcanalysis)
# Load 'rgdal' package, which is used to read/write shapefiles and rasters
library(rgdal)

# Indicate where we want to save GFC tiles downloaded from Google. For any 
# given AOI, the script will first check to see if these tiles are available 
# locally (in the below folder) before downloading them from the server - so I 
# recommend storing ALL of your GFC tiles in the same folder. For this example 
# we will save files in the current working directory folder.
data_folder <- '.'

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# Download data from Google server for a given AOI
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# Load a demo AOI from the P drive - notice that first we specify the folder 
# the shapefile is in, and then the name of the shapefile without the '.shp'
aoi <- readOGR(system.file('extdata', package='gfcanalysis'), 'ZOI_NAK_2012')

# Calculate the google server URLs for the tiles needed to cover the AOI
tiles <- calc_gfc_tiles(aoi)

# Check to see if these tiles are already present locally, and download them if 
# they are not.
download_tiles(tiles, data_folder)

# Extract the GFC data for this AOI from the downloaded GFC tiles, mosaicing 
# multiple tiles as necessary (if needed to cover the AOI), and saving  the 
# output data to a GeoTIFF (can also save in ENVI format, Erdas format, etc.).
gfc_data <- extract_gfc(aoi, data_folder, filename='gfc_NAK_extract.tif')

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# Performing thresholding and calculate basic statistics
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# Calculate and save a thresholded version of the GFC product
gfc_thresholded <- threshold_gfc(gfc_data, forest_threshold=90, 
                                 filename="gfc_NAK_extract_thresholded.tif")

# Calculate annual statistics on forest loss/gain
gfc_stats <- gfc_stats(aoi, gfc_thresholded)

# Save statistics to CSV files for use in Excel, etc.
write.csv(gfc_stats$loss_table, file='gfc_NAK_extract_losstable.csv', row.names=FALSE)
write.csv(gfc_stats$gain_table, file='gfc_NAK_extract_gaintable.csv', row.names=FALSE)

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# Make visualization of forest change
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# Calculate and save a thresholded annual layer stack from the GFC product 
# (useful for simple visualizations, etc.)
gfc_thresholded_annual <- annual_stack(gfc_thresholded)
writeRaster(gfc_thresholded_annual, filename='gfc_NAK_extract_thresholded_annual.tif')

# Save a simple visualization of the thresholded annual layer stack (this is 
# just an example, and is using the data in WGS84. The data should be projected 
# for this).
animate_annual(aoi, gfc_thresholded_annual)
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