Aidan Ackerman, Assistant Professor (left), Colin Beier, Associate Professor (middle), Michael Mahoney, Ph.D. Student (right)

As geospatial analysis becomes increasingly important across fields, analysts are regularly expected to perform large-scale reproducible analyses using whatever data they can get their hands on. In order to make such analyses easier, Aidan Ackerman, Colin Beier, and Michael Mahone of the Climate and Applied Forest Research Institute at SUNY ESF developed terrainr. terrain is a free and open source for the R programming language, which allows users to easily obtain data from the USGS National Map family of web APIs. Through terrainr, users are able to access public domain data for the entire United States, including digital elevation models and orthoimagery. Read more…

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