R package RQGIS. Package RQGIS establishes an interface between R and QGIS, i.e. it allows the user to access QGIS functionalities from the R console. It achieves this by using the QGIS Python API via the command line. Hence, RQGIS extends R’s statistical power by the incredible vast geo-functionality of QGIS (including also GDAL, SAGA- and GRASS-GIS among other third-party providers). This in turn creates a powerful environment for advanced and innovative (geo-)statistical geocomputing.