[R-sig-Geo] intersection of two polygons
Stéphane Dray
dray at biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr
Wed Mar 21 11:26:36 CET 2007
I just checked the code and see that my function was not optimal (too
much loops). I think that it can be easily improve and I can try to
write a intersectSpatialPolygons. There is a unionSpatialPolygons in
maptools, I think that an intersect function could be also useful. For
instance, one thing that I would like to do in R (but I never succeed):
I have a set of points from which I construct a Voronoi mosaic, I have
also a polygon of my whole study area, I would like to cut the mosaic
using the polygon. I now that there is an Arcview extension to do it but
it would be nice to have also this functionality in R. An intersect
function would be useful in this case.
Here, I have another related question. My function used polylist objects
(it was written several years ago when there was no sp). I would like to
know what will be the future of polylist. The main use of this class was
its relationship to nb object. Now, poly2nb also accepts SpatialPolygons
so what about polylist ?
Thanks,
Roger Bivand wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Mar 2007, Stéphane Dray wrote:
>
>
>> I have a code that do the job for polylist objects at
>> http://biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr/~dray/files/softwares/spatialRLQ/spatialrlq.R
>>
>> The function uses gpclib and only returns area or binary matrices (1
>> intersect, 0 not). It could be easily modify to return the intersection
>> of two polygons (remove the loops over the polylists and return interAB)
>>
>>
>
> Thanks, this will be useful, especially for users searching the archives!
> This also relates to the question of how much vector GIS functionality
> should be within R.
>
> Roger
>
>
>> Roger Bivand wrote:
>>
>>> On Tue, 20 Mar 2007, Sebastien wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Dear helpers,
>>>>
>>>> I need to find the intersection of two polygons. I have two overlapping
>>>> polygons and I want to find the polygon corresponding to the common
>>>> part. Is there a fonction, like unionSpatialPolygons which can do that.
>>>> I have converted my polygons to "owin" and use the function
>>>> 'intersect.owin' in the pachage spatstat but it returns a binary matrice
>>>> of class "owin" or I would prefer a polygon.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> No, there is not. I think that joinPolys() in the PBSmapping package can
>>> do this, and you can get to the PBS PolySet representation using
>>> SpatialPolygons2PolySet() in the maptools package, but then you'd need to
>>> get back again to SpatialPolygons, which would involve coding. The
>>> alternative of using gpclib like unionSpatialPolygons() would also
>>> involve coding.
>>>
>>> Roger
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> Thanks for your help,
>>>>
>>>> Sébastien Ollier
>>>>
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>
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