Karsten Donnay and Andrew Linke developed a new R package for streamlined integration of different spatial data layers called geomerge. The package draws on a range of standard packages for spatial data integration in R implementing best practices and and wrapping the functionality in a user-friendly interface. It allows users to efficiently combined the most common spatial data types in R - raster, spatial polygon, and (dynamic) spatial points data - into a spatial (panel) data frame at any geographical resolution.

The package is available on CRAN, for a detailed description of the method please refer to GitHub.