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R + Shiny app

A simple and fast Shiny interface written in R that can be used to show some public WMS services along with a minimal set of drawing tools




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Development status: stable

Software functionality

Showing different WMS services at the same time

Converting coordinates between WGS84 and UTM32

Drawing polygons and lines and make measures

Reverse georeferencing

  • data visualization
  • detailed information

    mappatore dev

    R + Shiny app

    Last release 2021-07-21 (dev)

    Type of maintenance community

    Technical contact

    Paolo Veronesi

    Extended description

    Mappatore is a simple and fast Shiny interface written in R used mainly to show public WMS services. The simple code is very easily editable to add more WMS services. It also allows the user to upload a kml file and plot it along with the already shown WMS layers. The main use is to provide a very fast and simple small online GIS that can also be used in the field by all the operators who need a map on the fly with different reference layers. It also provides a very simple way to translate coordinates from geographical (WGS84) to UTM32. When used in the field from a smartphone or tablet it automatically brings the user to his/her position and it can be used to reverse georeference any point on the fly. An implementation of it is available freely at:

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