[R-sig-Geo] projectRaster() to Goode Homolosine

Forrest Stevens forrest at ufl.edu
Tue Jun 4 18:33:44 CEST 2013

Hi Birgit, there's something wrong with your call to raster() as the
xmin/xmax and ymin/ymax values should not be identical.  Could you
confirm what the proper extent should be for the raster you're


On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 12:27 PM, Birgit Mannig
<birgit.mannig at uni-wuerzburg.de> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I tried to project a Raster file (orignal projection: UTM) to a file in the
> Goode projection.
> The re-projection with proj4 was obviosly not correct, neither was a
> re-projection from a geographical lon/lat file.
> Does anyone know if this is a general problem with R/proj4?
> Otherwise, I might have produced a faulty raster file. I used the USGS
> Global Ecosystem Data (http://edc2.usgs.gov/glcc/globdoc2_0.php), provided
> as raw binary, and had to create the Raster myself:
> ny <- 17347
> nx <- 40031
> goge <-
> raster(xmn=-20015500,xmx=20015500,ymn=-8673500,ymx=8673500,nrows=ny,ncols=nx,crs="+proj=goode
> +a=6370997")
> values(goge) <- binfromFTP
> Although the created Raster File looked good to me naturally the error could
> still occur in this step.
> Afterwards I just used:
> projectRaster(infile,goge, method="ngb")
> Any hints are very much appreciated!
> Kind regards,
> Birgit
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Forrest R. Stevens
Ph.D. Candidate, QSE3 IGERT Fellow
Department of Geography
Land Use and Environmental Change Institute
University of Florida

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