read_urban_concentrations: Download urban concentration areas in Brazil

View source: R/read_urban_concentrations.R

read_urban_concentrationsR Documentation

Download urban concentration areas in Brazil


This function reads the official data on the urban concentration areas (Areas de Concentracao de Populacao) of Brazil. Original data were generated by the Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) For more information about the methodology, see details at


read_urban_concentrations(year = 2015, simplified = TRUE, showProgress = TRUE)



A year number in YYYY format. Defaults to 2015


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


## Not run:  if (interactive()) {
# Read urban footprint of Brazilian cities in an specific year
uc <- read_urban_concentrations(year=2015)
## End(Not run)

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