A collection of objects that provide both detailed and simplified polygons representing postcodes ("POA") and local government areas ("LGA"). The Australian Bureau of Statistics utilises LGAs while I often work with postcodes, so I needed the postcodes for my data, the LGAs for theirs, and dictionaries to connect the two. At a bare minimum, the "sp" package is required to read the SpatialPolygons objects. The other imported packages are required for the functions included, which are included to show workings. This utilises the ABS' Australian Statistical Geography Standard (Volume 3, Non ABS Structures) available at <https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/1270.0.55.003> For visualisation I recommend leaflet, as it yielded the best performance (for me) with volume of POA polygons. The main use case for this data is choropleths, so do other things (particularly anything more quantitative) at your own peril.
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