geoknife: Reproducible web-processing of large gridded datasets

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Geoprocessing of large gridded data according to overlap with irregular landscape features is common to many large-scale ecological analyses. The geoknife R package was created to facilitate reproducible analyses of gridded datasets found on the U.S. Geological Survey Geo Data Portal web application or elsewhere, using a web-enabled workflow that eliminates the need to download and store large datasets that are reliably hosted on the Internet. The package provides access to several data subset and summarization algorithms that are available on remote web processing servers. Outputs from geoknife include spatial and temporal data subsets, spatially-averaged time series values filtered by user-specified areas of interest, and categorical coverage fractions for various land-use types.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title geoknife: Reproducible web-processing of large gridded datasets
Series title Ecography
DOI 10.1111/ecog.01880
Volume 39
Issue 4
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Description 7 p.
First page 354
Last page 360
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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