WKT utilities in R

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wicket is a little package to make handling Well-Known Text (WKT) data easier in R, letting you easily:

  1. Validate WKT data;
  2. Generate WKT bounding boxes from R data types, and;
  3. Convert sp objects (particularly SpatialPolygons and SpatialPolygonDataFrames) into WKT.

The package is mostly built out of C++, and as such can perform all of these operations extremely fast, to the tune of 100,000 sp-to-WKT conversions in just over a second. For more information, see the introductory vignette.

Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.


The package can be installed via:


For the release version, and:


For the development version.