[R] Info on SPATSTAT window and maps

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Wed Apr 4 13:34:01 CEST 2007

On Wed, 4 Apr 2007, Giuseppe Brundu wrote:

> I wonder if there is any tutorial explaining, step by step, how to convert a 
> (georeferenced) map boundary (from esri shape-file) into a Spatstat window, 
> for performing the analysis of marked point patterns surveyed inside that 
> map. Any help on the subject will be really appreciated.

Doing RSiteSearch("shapefile owin") shows that this is possible. The 
current route is:

your_sp <- readShapePoly("your.shp")
your_sp1 <- as(your_sp, "SpatialPolygons")
your_owin <- as(your_sp1, "owin")
pp <- runifpoint(500, your_owin) 

but you may need extra steps, for example to merge polygons or to remove
small polygon artefacts. Other functions in maptools would let you create
a ppp object from a SpatialPointsDataFrame, if you need that too.

You might also consider looking at the R-sig-Geo list for questions of 
this kind.

> Giuseppe Brundu
> (University of Sassari, Italy)
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Roger Bivand
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