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Learning R for Geospatial Analysis by Michael Dorman

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Aggregating spatio-temporal raster data

Spatio-temporal data, such as MODIS images, time series, or meteorological records from several stations (see Chapter 3, Working with Tables) pose a challenge for analysis and visualization due to their three-dimensional nature. One approach to simplify such data is to perform aggregation in spatial and/or temporal dimensions (another approach to simplify spatio-temporal data is, for example, cluster analysis).

In this section, we will experiment with two approaches to aggregate the data held in the multiband raster r in order to get additional perspectives on the spatio-temporal behavior of NDVI within the geographic area this raster covers.

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More specialized classes and methods (including aggregation) ...

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