26 Jan 2012

A Short Example with R-Package osmar..

Following up my last post in which I praised the capabilities of the osmar-package I give a short example...

ps: You can also find this example at GitHub HERE.

osmar - Don't Miss this New R-Geo-Package!

The osmar-package enables you to retrieve all geographic elements of OpenStreetMap via its API.
I.e., you can retrieve a street, river, state-boundary or whatever and use this as a spatial object in R.

It's overwhelming thinking of the endless playground that is opened for R-users by this package!

And, owing to altruistic R-package authors (like the ones of osmar, Thomas Schlesinger and Manuel J. A. Eugster) the oligarch's (ESRI) power evermore crumbles away..

1 Jan 2012

R-Function to Source all Functions from a GitHub Repository

Here's a function that sources all scripts from an arbitrary github-repository. At the moment the function downloads the whole repo and sources functions kept in a folder named "Functions" - this may be adapted for everyones own purpose.