[R-sig-Geo] locate a point

Shelob1985 at libero.it Shelob1985 at libero.it
Mon Apr 13 14:57:45 CEST 2009

>Hi everybody. I have a very elementary question but any help is appreciated.
>I have a database which contains the indication of latitude and 
>longitude of, say, South American mineral ores. I have to find out in which 
>of South America each mineral ore is located. There are certainly maps of 
South America with the indication of states boundaries which can be 
read and drawn by R. Is there any way I can use R to assign each data point 
to the country in which it falls? 

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