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Learning R for Geospatial Analysis by Michael Dorman

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Exploring vector layer properties and subsetting

This section is going to be devoted to the examination of spatial vector layer properties, and to subsetting them based on their attribute tables. Some of the presented procedures will be analogous to those presented for rasters in the previous chapter (for example, plotting and querying CRS information), while others are generally relevant only to vector layers (for example, calculating areas and creating subsets according to the attribute table). As will quickly become apparent, many operations involving attribute tables of vector layers are conveniently analogous to operations on data.frame objects.

Examining vector layer properties

The summary function produces a useful textual summary of the ...

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