spaRtially: A small blog about spatial processing in ‘R’


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MODIStsp v1.3.0 has been finally released ! It adds the much-needed functionality for downloading and preprocessing MODIS Collection 006 datasets. Off-line preprocessing of already downloaded hdf images was also improved, and the GUI was a bit revamped to improve user-friendliness (A detailed changelog can be found here). More detailed usage instructions were also added to the main github page, and a FAQ section addressing common issues with the package (e.g., installation problems, etc) was added.


In this post, we are introducing MODIStsp a new “R” package allowing to automatize the creation of time series of rasters derived from Land Products data derived from MODIS satellite data (; Development of MODIStsp started from modifications of the ModisDownload “R” script by Thomas Hengl (, and successive adaptations by Babak Naimi ( Their functionalities were gradually incremented with the aim of: Developing a standalone application allowing to perform several preprocessing steps (e.


Hi all,

I’ll use this blog to share posts mostly related to tips and tricks about Spatial Processing and satellite image analysis in “R”, as well as to share interesting resources concerning “R” programming in general.