topoDistance: Calculating Topographic Paths and Distances

A toolkit for calculating topographic distances and identifying and plotting topographic paths. Topographic distances can be calculated along shortest topographic paths (Wang (2009) <doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04338.x>), weighted topographic paths (Zhan et al. (1993) <doi:10.1007/3-540-57207-4_29>), and topographic least cost paths (Wang and Summers (2010) <doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04465.x>). Functions can map topographic paths on colored or hill shade maps and plot topographic cross sections (elevation profiles) for the paths.

Version: 1.0.2
Depends: R (≥ 3.1.0)
Imports: gdistance, plotly, raster, RColorBrewer, scales, sp
Suggests: knitr, rmarkdown
Published: 2022-08-09
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.topoDistance
Author: Ian Wang [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Ian Wang <ianwang at>
License: GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: topoDistance citation info
CRAN checks: topoDistance results


Reference manual: topoDistance.pdf
Vignettes: topoDistance-vignette


Package source: topoDistance_1.0.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): topoDistance_1.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): topoDistance_1.0.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): topoDistance_1.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): topoDistance_1.0.2.tgz
Old sources: topoDistance archive


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