Rnightlights: Satellite Nightlight Data Extraction

The Rnightlights package extracts raster and zonal statistics from satellite nightlight rasters downloaded from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (<http://www.noaa.gov>) free data repositories. Both the DMSP-OLS annual and SNPP-VIIRS monthly nightlight raster data are supported. Satellite nightlight raster tiles are downloaded and cropped to the country boundaries using shapefiles from the GADM database of Global Administrative Areas (<http://gadm.org>). Zonal statistics are then calculated at the lowest administrative boundary for the selected country and cached locally for future retrieval. Finally, a simple data explorer/browser is included that allows one to visualize the cached data e.g. graphing, mapping and clustering regional data.

Version: 0.1.2
Imports: cleangeo, compiler, data.table, doParallel, dplyr, foreach, gdalUtils, lubridate, methods, raster, readr, reshape2, rgdal, rgeos, R.utils, rvest, rworldmap, settings, sp, stats, stringr, utils, xml2
Suggests: dendextend, ggdendro, ggplot2, leaflet, plotly, RColorBrewer, reshape, shiny, shinydashboard
Published: 2017-09-09
Author: Christopher Njuguna [aut, cre, cph], Henrik Bengtsson [ctb] (data setup, https://cran.r-project.org/package=R.cache), Black Guru [ctb] (gdal zonal, http://www.guru-gis.net/efficient-zonal-statistics-using-r-and-gdal/), Jeff Chen [ctb] (masq function, https://commercedataservice.github.io/tutorial_viirs_part1/), Star Ying [ctb] (masq function, https://commercedataservice.github.io/tutorial_viirs_part1/), Chris Elvidge [ctb] (information + masq function)
Maintainer: Christopher Njuguna <chris.njuguna at gmail.com>
BugReports: https://github.com/chrisvwn/Rnightlights/issues
License: GPL-3
URL: https://github.com/chrisvwn/Rnightlights
NeedsCompilation: no
SystemRequirements: gdal wget curl aria2
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: Rnightlights results


Reference manual: Rnightlights.pdf
Package source: Rnightlights_0.1.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel: Rnightlights_0.1.2.zip, r-release: Rnightlights_0.1.2.zip, r-oldrel: Rnightlights_0.1.2.zip
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: Rnightlights_0.1.2.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: Rnightlights_0.1.2.tgz
Old sources: Rnightlights archive


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