[R-sig-Geo] Intersect shapefiles

Worrall, James -FS jworrall at fs.fed.us
Thu Feb 18 19:10:10 CET 2016

Such a clear and simple explanation - thank you.  I wish the function documentation was written like that.

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From: Alex Mandel [mailto:tech_dev at wildintellect.com] 
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Subject: Re: [R-sig-Geo] Intersect shapefiles

Union creates a merged shape including all parts of input objects.

Intersection creates a shape of the overlapping portions of input objects.

I'm not clear on the goal from the initial email so I don't know which is better in this case.


On 02/18/2016 07:55 AM, Worrall, James -FS wrote:
> I would have thought gUnaryUnion, but then I can't understand from the documentation what the difference is between that and gIntersection.
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> chris english
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> John,
> As Loic suggests, rgeos::gIntersection will get you there. Look closely at his naming of objects and your example code using spTransform. With his approach, each object has its own name; whereas your approach overwrites Rain_poly_merge the second and third time and the final object (third) is the 2008 maize yield. So read your shapefiles into differently named objects and use Loic's approach.
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