gfcanalysis package facilitates analyses of forest change using the Global Forest Change dataset released by Hansen et al. 2013. The package was designed to support the work of the Tropical Ecology Assessment & Monitoring (TEAM) Network.
To install the release version of
gfcanalysis in R, just run:
The easiest way to install the development version of the
gfcanalysis package is using the
devtools package. After installing
There are two example scripts demonstrating how to use the
For those new to R, see the install_gfcanalysis.R script. This script provides guidance on how to download and install the (development version) of the package in R.
For an example of how to run the package to calculate forest change statistics for a given area of interest (AOI), see the examples in analyze_gfc.R.
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Hansen, M. C., P. V. Potapov, R. Moore, M. Hancher, S. A. Turubanova, A. Tyukavina, D. Thau, S. V. Stehman, S. J. Goetz, T. R. Loveland, A. Kommareddy, A. Egorov, L. Chini, C. O. Justice, and J. R. G. Townshend. 2013. High-Resolution Global Maps of 21st-Century Forest Cover Change. Science 342, (15 November): 850--853. Data available on-line from: http://earthenginepartners.appspot.com/science-2013-global-forest.