[R] Map archives

Roger Bivand Roger.Bivand at nhh.no
Mon Mar 20 08:27:37 CET 2006

On Mon, 20 Mar 2006, Alexander Nervedi wrote:

> Hi R Map packages users.
> I just drew my first few plots using map() and am trying to see if I can 
> configure it to my needs. Are there any known archives out there from where 
> I can get additional data files for the map library to read? I am 
> specifically look for sub-district level administrative boundary lines for 
> Madhya Pradesh, India. Kind of like county lines I guess.

The short answer is that while you may be able to find some boundary data, 
it is unlikely to be easy to get it into the format needed by the map 
package. Please see the "Spatial" Task View on CRAN.

The longer answer is diverted to the R-sig-geo list, I hope that's OK.

> thanks.
> Aleks
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Roger Bivand
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