read_semiarid: Download spatial data of the Brazilian Semiarid region

View source: R/read_semiarid.R

read_semiaridR Documentation

Download spatial data of the Brazilian Semiarid region


This data set covers the whole of Brazilian Semiarid as defined in the resolution in 23/11/2017). The original data comes from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) and can be found at


read_semiarid(year = 2017, simplified = TRUE, showProgress = TRUE)



A date number in YYYY format (defaults to 2017)


Logic FALSE or TRUE, indicating whether the function should return the data set with 'original' spatial resolution or a data set with 'simplified' geometry. Defaults to TRUE. For spatial analysis and statistics users should set simplified = FALSE. Borders have been simplified by removing vertices of borders using st_simplify{sf} preserving topology with a dTolerance of 100.


Logical. Defaults to TRUE display progress bar.


An "sf" "data.frame" object

See Also

Other general area functions: read_amazon(), read_biomes(), read_census_tract(), read_comparable_areas(), read_conservation_units(), read_country(), read_health_region(), read_immediate_region(), read_intermediate_region(), read_meso_region(), read_micro_region(), read_municipality(), read_neighborhood(), read_region(), read_state(), read_statistical_grid(), read_weighting_area()


## Not run:  if (interactive()) {
# Read Brazilian semiarid
a <- read_semiarid(year=2017)
## End(Not run)

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