[R-sig-Geo] Preparing KML files for GoogleMaps/Earth: Why no kmlPoint() in maptools package?
reeves at nceas.ucsb.edu
Wed Aug 26 20:58:20 CEST 2009
I'm investigating ways to convert Shape Files to KML format, and of
taken note of the kmlLine() and kmlPolygon() routines in the maptools
It is easy to review the code underlying these routines (e.g., >
kmlLine), and to see
how straightforward the coding is. My question is? Why hasn't a similar
for Point shape files (eg, kmlPoint() ) been added to maptools?
As it stands, one has to use rgdal package / writeOGR(), or fwtools/ogr2ogr,
to convert Point shape to KML format. This works, but can present problems
for Mac users who haven't built the rgdal library on their machines.
Or, is there another way?
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