Posts Tagged Under: raster

Austria SRTM

Download SRTM for an entire country

Happy new year 2017!

It’s January 1st and I made the new years resolution to post more this year. 🙂 So here is a short tutorial on how to download SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) 90m resolution data (3 arc seconds) for an entire country using the {raster} and {rgeos}

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GRASS GIS 7.0.0 release

Brief information: These days GRASS GIS 7.0.0 has been released!
This major release took more than six years for the GRASS team to develop. They have done great work and built in more than 10,500 fixes and improvements. Version 7.0.0 will also enjoy long-term support.
Now there is a considerable

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Raster Info Tool based on Shiny R

Dear GIS enthusiasts!

As you already know, R is my favourite tool to work with spatial (raster) data. In some situations however, I am forced to move to a GIS desktop softwarer (à la QGIS) to get some basic information on my raster file. Since switching inbetween two softwares is annoying

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Benchmark: R vs. Python Rasterio vs. GDAL

Hey there!
Today I would like to do a small comparsion between three raster processing tools:
R, Python (rasterio) and GDAL.
When I started with GIS and raster processing, I didn’t really pay much attention to the performance of the scripts I wrote and tools I used. But now, working

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