Geocomputation with R – Open Book in Progress – Contribute

Geocomputation with R by Robin Lovelace, Jakub Nowosad, Jannes Muenchow.

Welcome to the online home of Geocomputation with R, a forthcoming book with CRC Press.

Development

p>Inspired by bookdown and other open source projects we are developing this book in the open. Why? To encourage contributions, ensure reproducibility and provide access to the material as it evolves.

The book’s development can be divided into four main phases:

  1. Foundations
  2. Basic applications
  3. Geocomputation methods
  4. Advanced applications

Currently the focus is on Part 2, which we aim to be complete by December. New chapters will be added to this website as the project progresses, hosted at geocompr.robinlovelace.net and kept up-to-date thanks to Travis….

Speaking of R and geocomputation, I’ve been trying to remember to post about Geocomputation with R since I encountered it a week or more ago. Not what I expect from CRC Press. That got my attention right away!

Part II, Basic Applications has two chapters, 7 Location analysis and 8 Transport applications.

Layering display of data from different sources should be included under Basic Applications. For example, relying on but not displaying topographic data to calculate line of sight between positions. Perhaps the base display is a high-resolution image overlaid with GPS coordinates at intervals and structures have the line of site colored on their structures.

Other “basic applications” you would suggest?

Looking forward to progress on this volume!

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