Interface to Geometry Engine - Open Source (GEOS) using the C API for topology operations on geometries. The GEOS library is external to the package, and, when installing the package from source, must be correctly installed first. Windows and Mac Intel OS X binaries are provided on CRAN.


Manual: rgeos.pdf
Vignette: None available.

Maintainer: Roger Bivand <Roger.Bivand at>

Author(s): Roger Bivand*, Colin Rundel*, Edzer Pebesma*, Rainer Stuetz*, Karl Ove Hufthammer*

Install package and any missing dependencies by running this line in your R console:


Depends R (>= 2.14.0)
Imports methods, sp(>=1.1-0), utils, stats, graphics
Suggests maptools(>=0.8-5), testthat, XML, maps, rgdal
Linking to sp

Package rgeos
Task Views Spatial
Version 0.3-23
Published 2017-04-06
License GPL (>= 2)
SystemRequirements GEOS (>= 3.2.0); for building from source: GEOS from; GEOS OSX frameworks built by William Kyngesburye at may be used for source installs on OSX.
NeedsCompilation yes
CRAN checks rgeos check results
Package source rgeos_0.3-23.tar.gz