[R] Maps in R

Tim Churches tchur at bigpond.com
Sun Apr 18 11:18:49 CEST 1999

Ross Ihaka <ihaka at stat.auckland.ac.nz> writes:
> I am most of the way through porting the Becker/Wilks code to R and I will
> be finishing this some time in the next few months.  Fritz Leisch has also
> expressed an interest and I passed what I had along to him. The remaining
> problems to solve are:
>   1. Thinning the polygons which make up the map (so they will print in
>       postscript).
>   2. Assembling a reasonable collection of map projections.
> There is nothing difficult in this, its just a matter of finding a few
> days to do the job.
> In addition I'm looking at putting a better set of maps together (I'm
> expecting the US National Imagery and Mapping Agency 4 CD set to show up
> on my doorstep at any minute).

Fantastic! I would be happy to assist with the preparation of map data,
especially for NZ, Australia, Sth Pacific and SE Asia.

Tim Churches

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