[R] shapefiles manipulations ??

Thomas Petzoldt thpe at hhbio.wasser.tu-dresden.de
Fri Sep 9 10:28:30 CEST 2005

justin bem wrote:

> cheers ,
> I need help in shapefile manipulations. I have two shapefiles of my
> country Cameroon.
> The first contain 10 provinces and each province contains a certain
> number of administratives units. I dont have ESRI Arc view. I want
> to add a admistrative unit of the center province to the map with
> 10 province.
> Is it possible to to take a peace of shapefile and combining it 
> to another ?

In principle yes using the "maptools" package.

Maybe, this thread from yesterday can give you an idea:


Thomas P.

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