The R Journal: article published in 2013, volume 5:1

osmar: OpenStreetMap and R
Manuel J. A. Eugster and Thomas Schlesinger , The R Journal (2013) 5:1, pages 53-63.

Abstract OpenStreetMap provides freely accessible and editable geographic data. The osmar package smoothly integrates the OpenStreetMap project into the R ecosystem. The osmar package provides infrastructure to access OpenStreetMap data from different sources, to enable working with the OSM data in the familiar R idiom, and to convert the data into objects based on classes provided by existing R packages. This paper explains the package’s concept and shows how to use it. As an application we present a simple navigation device.

Received: 2012-02-03; online 2013-06-03
CRAN packages: osmar, osmar, OpenStreetMap, RgoogleMaps, ggmap, sp, igraph, geosphere, Rcpp , CRAN Task Views implied by cited CRAN packages: Spatial, WebTechnologies, gR, Graphics, HighPerformanceComputing, NumericalMathematics, Optimization, SpatioTemporal

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  title = {{osmar: OpenStreetMap and R}},
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  pages = {53--63},
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