Download a Tribal Census tract shapefile into R.

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Description

From the US Census Bureau: "Tribal census tracts are relatively small statistical subdivisions of an American Indian reservation and/or off-reservation trust land (ORTL) and were defined by federally recognized tribal government officials in the Census Bureau's Tribal Statistical Areas Program (TSAP) for the 2010 Census. If a tribal government declined to participate in TSAP, the Census Bureau delineated tribal census tracts on the American Indian reservation and/or ORTL. Tribal census tracts are conceptually similar and equivalent to standard census tracts. Unlike standard census tracts, however, tribal census tracts may cross state, county, and standard census tract boundaries." For more information, please view the link provided.

Usage

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Arguments

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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), and year, the year for which you'd like to download data (defaults to 2015).

See Also

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

Other native/tribal geometries functions: alaska_native_regional_corporations; native_areas; tribal_block_groups; tribal_subdivisions_national

Examples

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

trib <- tribal_census_tracts()
leaflet(trib) %>%
  addProviderTiles("CartoDB.Positron") %>%
  addPolygons(fillColor = "white",
              color = "black",
              weight = 0.5)

## End(Not run)

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