[R-sig-Geo] how do we sample in spatial statistics?

Olsen.Tony at epamail.epa.gov Olsen.Tony at epamail.epa.gov
Wed Jul 5 16:34:30 CEST 2006

We have developed a spatial sampling library, spsurvey,  that we are
about to submit to cran.  It can sample points, lines, or polygons using
either simple random sampling, unequal probability sampling,
stratification.  Main focus is on spatially balanced sampling - new
approach developed by Stevens and Olsen.  spsurvey currently uses ESRI
shapefiles as main input but when it reads them in it creates an sp
object.  The resulting sample is also an sp object.  A prelliminary
version of the library can be found at http://www.epa.gov/nheerl/arm
under "Software Downloads".  It is called psurvey.design there.
spsurvey should be on cran before end of July.

Tony Olsen

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zhijie zhang wrote:
> Dear friends,
>   Sorry for sending an empty email because of mismanipulation.
>   Do we also use sample() function to do the spatial sampling? I look
> the sample() and think it's one-dimensional sampling.
> In spatial statistics, do we need two-dimentional sampling or some
> sampling techniques? Which functions could be used in spatial samping
in R?
> thanks very much!
spsample in package has a few simple spatial sampling techniques
(basically those described in Ripley, 1981: random, regular,
stratified, nonaligned systematic) on lines, polygons and
grids. More advanced sampling techniques are found in
package spatstat.


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