vapour: Lightweight Access to the 'Geospatial Data Abstraction Library' ('GDAL')

Provides low-level access to 'GDAL' functionality for R packages. The aim is to minimize the level of interpretation put on the 'GDAL' facilities, to enable direct use of it for a variety of purposes. 'GDAL' is the 'Geospatial Data Abstraction Library' a translator for raster and vector geospatial data formats that presents a single raster abstract data model and single vector abstract data model to the calling application for all supported formats <>. Other available packages 'rgdal' and 'sf' also provide access to the 'GDAL' library, but neither can be used for these lower level tasks, and both do many other tasks.

Version: 0.5.5
Depends: R (≥ 3.3.0)
Imports: Rcpp, utils
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: covr, dplyr, geojsonsf, testthat, knitr, rbenchmark, rmarkdown, spelling
Published: 2020-06-23
Author: Michael Sumner ORCID iD [aut, cre], Simon Wotherspoon [ctb] (figured out the mechanism for the resampling algorithm), Mark Padgham [ctb] (helped get started :)), Edzer Pebesma [ctb] (wrote allocate_attribute, copied here from sf), Roger Bivand [ctb] (wrote, adapted here from rgdal), Jim Hester [ctb] (wrote CollectorList.h, copied here from fs package), Timothy Keitt [ctb] (wrote GetPointsInternal copied here from rgdal2 package), Jeroen Ooms [ctb] (tweaked build process, provided Windows build tools), Dale Maschette [ctb] (created the hex logo), Joseph Stachelek [ctb]
Maintainer: Michael Sumner <mdsumner at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: GDAL (>= 2.2.2), PROJ.4 (>= 4.8.0), C++11
Language: en-US
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: vapour results


Reference manual: vapour.pdf
Vignettes: Vapour
Package source: vapour_0.5.5.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release: vapour_0.5.5.tgz, r-oldrel: vapour_0.5.5.tgz
Old sources: vapour archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: lazyraster


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