area_water: Download an area water shapefile into R

View source: R/water.R

area_waterR Documentation

Download an area water shapefile into R

Description

From the US Census Bureau: "The area hydrography shapefile contains the geometry and attributes of both perennial and intermittent area hydrography features, including ponds, lakes, oceans, swamps, glaciers, and the area covered by large streams represented as double-line drainage."

Usage

area_water(state, county, year = NULL, ...)

Arguments

state

The two-digit FIPS code of the state of the county you'd like to download the water features for. Can also be state name or abbreviation (case-insensitive).

county

The three-digit FIPS code of the county you'd like the water features for. Can also be a county name.

year

the data year (defaults to 2020).

...

arguments to be passed to the underlying 'load_tiger' function, which is not exported. Options include class, which can be set to "sf" (the default) or "sp" to request sf or sp class objects, and refresh, which specifies whether or not to re-download shapefiles (defaults to FALSE).

See Also

https://www2.census.gov/geo/pdfs/maps-data/data/tiger/tgrshp2020/TGRSHP2020_TechDoc.pdf

Other water functions: coastline(), linear_water()

Examples

## Not run: 
library(tigris)

dallas_water <- area_water("TX", "Dallas")

plot(dallas_water$geometry)


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tigris documentation built on March 18, 2022, 5:16 p.m.