[R-sig-Geo] satellite imagery

Nick Matzke matzke at berkeley.edu
Sun Dec 5 02:50:35 CET 2010

Hi all,

I would like to do some somewhat simple satellite image 
analysis, ideally with an R package.  Basically, I need to:

* load a .img file (a subset of a 6-channel Landsat image)
* classify the pixels
* extract some statistics

Is there an R package people would recommend for this kind 
of thing?

I'm working with macs, basically, I know some of the free 
GIS stuff is windows-based...

Any advice appreciated.  Cheers!

Nicholas J. Matzke
Ph.D. Candidate, Graduate Student Researcher
Huelsenbeck Lab
Center for Theoretical Evolutionary Genomics
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Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley

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