[R-pkgs] ceramic - download web map tiles to local cache

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[R-pkgs] ceramic - download web map tiles to local cache

Michael Sumner-2

There's a new package ceramic to download online imagery tiles.

Download imagery tiles to a local cache and load the data into raster
objects. Facilities  are provided for Amazon 'AWS' terrain
https://aws.amazon.com/public-datasets/terrain/ and Mapbox images and
terrain https://www.mapbox.com/.

Use of Mapbox requires obtaining an API key and setting it locally,
functions that require this key provide information on doing this if a
valid key is not found.

Tiled imagery may be downloaded and cached by providing a spatial extent in
several possible formats, with optional control over provider, tile type,
format and zoom.  Direct access to load a raster image will trigger the
tile download and caching, if required.

The release 0.6.0 of ceramic is available on CRAN:


The development repository of ceramic is hosted on GitHub:


Thank you.

Michael Sumner
Software and Database Engineer
Australian Antarctic Division
Hobart, Australia
e-mail: [hidden email]

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