[R-sig-Geo] Build hexagonal lattice coverage

Tim Keitt tkeitt at gmail.com
Sat Mar 3 04:52:01 CET 2007

Hi All,

I'd like to make a hexagonal lattice (stored in a shapefile, ogr
coverage or postgis geometry). Is the general approach to make a
series of independent hexagons and place them in the plane such that
adjacent edges sit directly on top of each other? Or can one build a
mesh out of connected line segments? If it is the latter, how does one
associate a data value with each hexagon in the mesh? I'd like to
achieve something like the output of the hexbin package, but display
the result in ArcGIS or QGIS.


Timothy H. Keitt, University of Texas at Austin
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