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Brief presentation

Even if almost all IGN data are available to the general public, some layers are distributed within a stricter framework of use. The SCAN 25®, SCAN 100® and SCAN OACI (and associated online services) are distributed under license conditions that can be consulted [here]( . The final use in a professional or associative context is free without exception, according to the terms of this license. The final use for the general public is free of charge up to a certain threshold, then paying, according to the appropriate general conditions. All infos can be found here.

What are they ?

  • The SCAN 25® is a unique reference, recognized for its topographic richness, and offers an exemplary representation of the territory (1/25 000)

  • The SCAN 100® is a perfect compromise between a rather rich topographic representation and a global visualization of the territory (1/100 000

  • The SCAN OACI corresponds to the aeronautical reference maps in the field of civil aviation

How to use them with happign ?

These layers are WMS raster, so you just have to use the get_wms_raster() function with a personal apikey. To do this, you need to create an account on the geoservice site and then request a key in the “My keys” section of your account. It should look like this : “abc12efghi34j5k678lmnopq” (obvisouly, this is a fake key).

Then you choose the layer you want at the Web services from IGN SCANs and it’s done !

# Create or import a shape
shape <- st_polygon(list(matrix(c(-4.373937, 47.79859,
                                  -4.375615, 47.79738,
                                  -4.375147, 47.79683,
                                  -4.373937, 47.79859),
                                ncol = 2, byrow = TRUE)))
shape <- st_sfc(shape, crs = st_crs(4326))

my_key <- "abc12efghi34j5k678lmnopq"
scan25_name <- "SCAN25TOUR_PYR-JPEG_WLD_WM"

scan25 <- get_wms_raster(shape,
                         apikey = my_key,
                         layer_name = scan25_name,
                         resolution = 1,   # To have full resolution
                         filename = "SCAN25") # This resource need to be downloaded on disk