viewscape: Viewscape Analysis

A collection of functions to make R a more effective viewscape analysis tool for calculating viewscape metrics based on computing the viewable area for given a point/multiple viewpoints and a digital elevation model.The method of calculating viewscape metrics implemented in this package are based on the work of Tabrizian et al. (2020) <doi:10.1016/j.landurbplan.2019.103704>. The algorithm of computing viewshed is based on the work of Franklin & Ray. (1994) <>.

Version: 1.0.0
Depends: R (≥ 4.2)
Imports: Rcpp, rlang, methods, dplyr, sf, sp, terra, ForestTools, parallel, pbmcapply
LinkingTo: Rcpp
Suggests: testthat (≥ 3.0.0), knitr, rmarkdown
Published: 2024-02-04
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.viewscape
Author: Xiaohao Yang [aut, cre, cph], Nathan Fox [aut], Derek Van Berkel [aut], Mark Lindquist [aut]
Maintainer: Xiaohao Yang <xiaohaoy at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
Language: en_GB
CRAN checks: viewscape results


Reference manual: viewscape.pdf
Vignettes: viewscape


Package source: viewscape_1.0.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): viewscape_1.0.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): viewscape_1.0.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): viewscape_1.0.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): viewscape_1.0.0.tgz


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