Identify geometries that are near to each other. Either get the index of all geometries within a certain distance, or the k nearest neighbors, or (with nearest) get the nearest points between two geometries.

# S4 method for SpatVector
nearby(x, y=NULL, distance=0, k=1, centroids=TRUE, symmetrical=TRUE)

# S4 method for SpatVector
nearest(x, y, pairs=FALSE, centroids=TRUE, lines=FALSE)

## Arguments

x

SpatVector

y

SpatVector or NULL

distance

numeric. maximum distance

k

positive integer. number of neighbors. Ignored if distance > 0

centroids

logical. Should the centroids of polygons be used?

symmetrical

logical. If TRUE, a near pair is only included once. That is, if geometry 1 is near to geometry 3, the implied nearness between 3 and 1 is not reported. Ignored if k neighbors are returned

pairs

logical. If TRUE pairwise nearest points are returned (only relevant when using at least one SpatVector of lines or polygons

lines

logical. If TRUE lines between the nearest points instead of (the nearest) points

relate, adjacent

matrix

## Examples

f <- system.file("ex/lux.shp", package="terra")
v <- vect(f)
nearby(v, distance=12000)
#>      from to
#> [1,]    2  4
#> [2,]    6  8