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parzer parses messy geographic coordinates

Docs: https://docs.ropensci.org/parzer/

You may get data from a published study or a colleague, and the coordinates may be in some messy character format that you’d like to clean up to have all decimal degree numeric data.

parzer API:

  • parse_hemisphere
  • parse_lat
  • parse_llstr
  • parse_lon
  • parse_lon_lat
  • parse_parts_lat
  • parse_parts_lon
  • pz_d
  • pz_degree
  • pz_m
  • pz_minute
  • pz_s
  • pz_second

Usage

For example, parse latitude and longitude from messy character vectors.

parse_lat(c("45N54.2356", "-45.98739874", "40.123°"))
#> [1]  45.90393 -45.98740  40.12300
parse_lon(c("45W54.2356", "-45.98739874", "40.123°"))
#> [1] -45.90393 -45.98740  40.12300

See more in the Introduction to the parzer package vignette.

Installation

Stable version

Development version

remotes::install_github("ropensci/parzer")

Similar art

  • sp::char2dms: is most similar to parzer::parse_lat and parzer::parse_lon. However, with sp::char2dms you have to specify the termination character for each of degree, minutes and seconds. parzer does this for the user.
  • biogeo::dms2dd: very unlike functions in this package. You must pass separate degrees, minutes, seconds and direction to dms2dd. No exact analog is found in parzer, whose main focus is parsing messy geographic coordinates in strings to a more machine readable version

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