linear_water: Download an linear water shapefile into R

Description Usage Arguments See Also Examples

View source: R/water.R

Description

From the US Census Bureau: "The linear hydrography shapefile contains all linear features with "H" (Hydrography) type MTFCCs in the MAF/TIGER database by county. The shapefiles are provided at a county geographic extent and in linear elemental feature geometry. The linear hydrography shapefile includes streams/rivers, braided streams, canals, ditches, artificial paths, and aqueducts. A linear hydrography feature may include edges with both perennial and intermittent persistence."

Usage

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linear_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 2015).

...

arguments to be passed to the underlying 'load_tiger' function, which is not exported. Options include refresh, which specifies whether or not to re-download shapefiles (defaults to FALSE).

See Also

http://www2.census.gov/geo/pdfs/maps-data/data/tiger/tgrshp2015/TGRSHP2015_TechDoc.pdf

Other water functions: area_water, coastline

Examples

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## Not run: 
library(tigris)
library(sp)

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

plot(dallas_water)


## End(Not run)

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