[R-sig-Geo] mapView: basic interactive viewing of spatial data in R

Bernd Vogelgesang bernd.vogelgesang at gmx.de
Fri Jul 24 13:13:46 CEST 2015


can some one tell me how I can install this package?
Cloning and copying it to the R folder does not do it, installing in from  
file wants to have a tar.gz.
I usually use RStudio.


Am 24.07.2015, 12:03 Uhr, schrieb Rainer M Krug <Rainer at krugs.de>:

> Tim Appelhans <tim.appelhans at gmail.com> writes:
>> Dear list members,
>> I would like to draw your attention to a little 'project' I've been
>> working on over the past few weeks.
>> Using leaflet for R, I have defined some methods for spatial data (e.g.
>> Raster*, Spatial* objects) to quickly visualise them in either the
>> RStudio Viewer pan or the default web browser. The function I created
>> for this is called mapView().
>> Think of it as an interactive version of spplot()/plot() for spatial
>> data (though less versatile). It enables zooming, paning and basic layer
>> queries (i.e. printing of the attributes in the @data slot of Spatial*
>> objects + the x/y location of the feature). For Raster* objects queries
>> are currently not available as leaflet translates the data into RGB
>> values for display. Furthermore, background maps can be defined and
>> multiple different spatial object layers can be overlaid.
>> At the moment mapView() lives in our Rsenal package on github
>> (https://github.com/environmentalinformatics-marburg/Rsenal) but this is
>> likely going to change at some point in the not too distant future. This
>> also depends on whether there is active interest in developping this
>> sort of thing further to provide more than the current admittedly rather
>> limited functionality. This, however, would involve JavaScript coding
>> which I do not have any experience with.
>> A quick (non-interactive) intorduction can be found here:
>> https://metvurst.wordpress.com/
>> The full introductory article including interactive examples is
>> published here:
>> http://environmentalinformatics-marburg.github.io/web-presentations/20150723_mapView.html
>> I hope this may prove useful for some of you.
> This looks like something I was really missing! I was always exporting
> my spatial data into GRASS and viewing it there - but this looks really
> brilliant! This makes out of R a very powerful command line GIS.
> I would really like to see this functionality in a separate R package on
> CRAN - even with only its current functionality, it is very useful!
> Thanks a lot and keep us posted,
> Rainer
>> Also, if anyone is keen to get involved in taking this further, please
>> let me know and we will see how to best proceed.
>> Best,
>> Tim

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