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 develops the R package sftime to a mature state to close this gap. The next step is to modify the geostatistical modelling package gstat and the spatial copula modelling package spcopula to support the new data representation classes of sf, stars and sftime. All packages will receive vignettes with worked out, full-fledge case studies, and results will be published on the r-spatial.org blog.
In 2020, we discussed and fixed the 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.