coastlineWorld: World Coastline

Description Installing your own datasets Author(s) Source See Also


This is a coarse resolution coastline at scale 1:110M, with 10,696 points, suitable for world-scale plots plotted at a small size, e.g. inset diagrams. Finer resolution coastline files are provided in the ocedata package.

Installing your own datasets

Follow the procedure along the lines described in “Details”, where of course your source file will differ. Also, you should change the name of the coastline object from coastlineWorld, to avoid conflicts with the built-in dataset. Save the .rda file to some directory of your choosing, e.g. perhaps /data/coastlines or ~/data/coastlines on a unix-type machine. Then, whenever you need the file, use load to load it. Most users find it convenient to do the loading in an Rprofile startup file.


Dan Kelley


Downloaded from, in ne_110m_admin_0_countries.shp in July 2015, with an update on December 16, 2017.

See Also

Other datasets provided with oce: adp, adv, argo, cm, ctdRaw, ctd, echosounder, landsat, lisst, lobo, met, ocecolors, rsk, sealevelTuktoyaktuk, sealevel, section, topoWorld, wind

Other things related to coastline data: [[,coastline-method, [[<-,coastline-method, as.coastline, coastline-class, coastlineBest, coastlineCut, download.coastline, plot,coastline-method, read.coastline.openstreetmap, read.coastline.shapefile, subset,coastline-method, summary,coastline-method

oce documentation built on Oct. 4, 2018, 5:04 p.m.