Spatio-Temporal Data and Analytics
Filling the gap for irregular spatio-temporal data in R
The existing R package sftime is a suite of modern spatial and spatio-temporal data representations in R. However, it did not include irregular spatio-temporal data. In this project, 52°North and the Institute for Geoinformatics jointly develops the R package sftime to a mature state to close this gap. The geostatistical modelling package gstat and the spatial copula modelling package spcopula are also modified to support the new data representation classes of sf, stars and sftime. All packages will receive vignettes with worked out, full-fledged case studies, and results will be published on the r-spatial.org blog.
In 2021, our developers further implemented the agreed upon design of the sftime classes and the entire package. The implementation enables the user to store, plot and subset data. We also completed first adaptations to the analytics packages.