[R-sig-Geo] delete region from shapefile / map only certain regions
stefan.duke at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 16:30:25 CET 2008
it worked perfectly!
Thanks a lot and sorry for the late response.
On Jan 6, 2008 8:15 PM, Roger Bivand <Roger.Bivand at nhh.no> wrote:
> On Sat, 5 Jan 2008, stefan lhachimi wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I have two qeustions about shape files:
> > First, I have a shp.file for all counties in Germany. Funnily enough,
> > two counties are just lakes for which
> > I do not have covariates. Is there a possibilty delete them, so
> > they don't show on the map and do not affect my analysis.
> If you use readShapePoly() in maptools, they will be read into a
> SpatialPolygonsDataFrame object. You subset it using "[" as other data
> frame objects - see the examples in ?readShapePoly, and more class
> documentation in the sp package. Create a logical vector to do the
> > Second, is it possible just to plot parts of the map, given some
> > condition (say, part of a state or a larger region)?
> Either subset in the same way (counties in a land, for example), or use
> the xlim= and ylim= arguments to the plot() or spplot() methods for the
> class, depending on what you need. For plot(), you need to set the class
> intervals for colour filling yourself, for spplot() you can set up a
> legend and class intervals automatically.
> Hope this helps,
> > I hope these question are not too trivial, but I couldn't find
> > anything adequate in the mailing list.
> > Happy new Year,
> > Stefan
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> Roger Bivand
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