[R-sig-Geo] converting grid objects to spatial polygon objects and export as shapefile

mayeulk mayeul.kauffmann at free.fr
Sat Feb 6 02:08:10 CET 2010

The following works to make a graticule for gps use. I still have some works
to add numbesr, finer grids (with crosses, etc).

#cellcentre.offset: centre of the box with smallest coordinates (South West
box in Italy), hence +c(500,500)
grd <- GridTopology(cellcentre.offset=c(471000,5072000)+c(500,500),
  cellsize=c(1000,1000), # 1km x 1km
  cells.dim=c(40,30)) #40 km West-East and 30km South-North

grd2<-SpatialGrid(grid=grd, proj4string = CRS("+init=epsg:32632 +proj=utm
+zone=32 +ellps=intl +units=m +no_defs"))

spix <- as(grd2, "SpatialPixels")
spol <- as(spix, "SpatialPolygons") 
spdf <- SpatialPolygonsDataFrame(spol, data=data.frame(id=row.names(spol),

#then open .shp with qgis, select the layer> properties> apply CRS
epsg:32632> OK.
#Menu preferenes>project properties>on the fly projection then choose one

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