[R-sig-Geo] deleting grid points outside boundary
edzer.pebesma at uni-muenster.de
Mon May 25 11:15:39 CEST 2009
you could read your shapefile with readOGR in package rgdal,
then use function overlay to find the points in the polygon,
along the lines of:
# grd is your full, rectangular grid
# polygon is the shapefile you read
fullgrid(grd) = FALSE
sel = !is.na(overlay(grd, polygon))
grd = grd[sel,]
Viscarra Rossel, Raphael (CLW, Black Mountain) wrote:
> I have been using gstat to krige maps over my study area.
> The area is irregularly shaped and has quite a complex boundary.
> I have made a regular (square) grid that covers my study area and made
> my estimates on this grid.
> Now that I have my maps, I would like to 'mask out' or delete the
> areas in my map that are outside my study area - i.e. where I don't
> have any data, where the interpolations don't make sense. Essentially,
> I want to end up only with the estimates over my study area.
> As I said, the boundary of the study area is quite complex so the
> chull method will not work well. I have seen a few posts where this
> was suggested.
> I have the xy coordinates for the boundary (and a shape file) for the
> study area. I am wondering whether I could overlay it over the grid
> with my estimates and then use it to remove the bits on the grid that
> I don't want and so end up with a map of only the estimates over my
> study area.
> Could someone help with this please?
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