bcdc_describe_feature {bcdata}R Documentation

Describe the attributes of a Web Feature Service

Description

Describe the attributes of column of a record accessed through the Web Feature Service. This can be a useful tool to examine a layer before issuing a query with bcdc_query_geodata.

Usage

bcdc_describe_feature(record)

Arguments

record

either a bcdc_record object (from the result of bcdc_get_record()), a character string denoting the name or ID of a resource (or the URL) or a BC Geographic Warehouse (BCGW) name.

It is advised to use the permanent ID for a record or the BCGW name rather than the human-readable name to guard against future name changes of the record. If you use the human-readable name a warning will be issued once per session. You can silence these warnings altogether by setting an option: options("silence_named_get_data_warning" = TRUE) - which you can set in your .Rprofile file so the option persists across sessions.

Value

bcdc_describe_feature returns a tibble describing the attributes of a B.C. Data Catalogue record. The tibble returns the following columns:

Examples


try(
  bcdc_describe_feature("bc-airports")
)

try(
  bcdc_describe_feature("WHSE_IMAGERY_AND_BASE_MAPS.GSR_AIRPORTS_SVW")
)



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