Cartography Package


The cartography package allows various cartographic representations such as proportional symbols, chroropleth, typology, flows or discontinuities. In addition it also proposes some useful features like cartographic palettes, layout (scale, north arrow, title…), labels, legends or access to cartographic API to ease the graphic presentation of maps.

A vignette contains commented scripts on how to build various types of maps with cartography:
vignette(topic = "cartography")

Main functions :

  • Proportional symbols maps (circles, squares, bars)
    propSymbolsLayer, propSymbolsChoroLayer, propSymbolsTypoLayer, propTrianglesLayer

  • Chroropleth maps (main discretization methods are available)

  • Typology maps

  • Flow maps (proportional and classified links)
    getLinkLayer, propLinkLayer, gradLinkLayer

  • Discontinuities maps (variable size and color of borders)
    getBorders, discLayer

  • Cartographic palettes (palettes adapted to cartographic representation)

  • Layout (scale, north arrow, title...)

  • Labels

  • Legends
    legendBarsSymbols, legendChoro, legendCirclesSymbols, legendGradLines, legendPropLines, legendPropTriangles, legendSquaresSymbols, legendTypo

  • Access to cartographic API (via rosm package)
    getTiles, tilesLayer

  • Irregular polygons to regular grid transformation with data handling
    getGridLayer, getGridData

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