[R-sig-Geo] WKT to sp objects

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Sat Jul 10 20:00:19 CEST 2010

On Sat, 10 Jul 2010, Carson Farmer wrote:

> Hello list,
> Does anyone know of a nice way to convert WKT strings to sp Spatial
> objects? The list archives don't turn up anything conclusive beyond
> the possibility of doing it using rgeos, but I was wondering if anyone
> knew of a more 'stable', all R way of doing it?

Please do try to support the rgeos effort, the code for reading and 
writing is there already, and is used in the testing suited ported there. 
The GSoC project is almost at mid-term, so the more developers trying 
functionalities the better.

Best wishes,


> Thanks for any hints or thoughts you might have.
> Carson
> --
> Carson J. Q. Farmer
> ISSP Doctoral Fellow
> National Centre for Geocomputation
> National University of Ireland, Maynooth,
> http://www.carsonfarmer.com/
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