coord_map

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Map projections.

This coordinate system provides the full range of map projections available in the mapproj package.

Usage
coord_map(projection = "mercator", ...,
    orientation = NULL, xlim = NULL, ylim = NULL)
Arguments
projection
projection to use, see mapproject for list
...
other arguments passed on to mapproject
orientation
projection orientation, which defaults to c(90, 0, mean(range(x))). This is not optimal for many projections, so you will have to supply your own. See mapproject for more inf
xlim
manually specific x limits (in degrees of lontitude)
ylim
manually specific y limits (in degrees of latitude)
Details

This is still experimental, and if you have any advice to offer regarding a better (or more correct) way to do this, please let me know

Aliases
  • coord_map
Examples
if (require("maps")) {
# Create a lat-long dataframe from the maps package
nz <- map_data("nz")
nzmap <- ggplot(nz, aes(x=long, y=lat, group=group)) +
  geom_polygon(fill="white", colour="black")

# Use cartesian coordinates
nzmap
# With default mercator projection
nzmap + coord_map()
# Other projections
nzmap + coord_map("cylindrical")
nzmap + coord_map("azequalarea",orientation=c(-36.92,174.6,0))

states <- map_data("state")
usamap <- ggplot(states, aes(x=long, y=lat, group=group)) +
  geom_polygon(fill="white", colour="black")

# Use cartesian coordinates
usamap
# With mercator projection
usamap + coord_map()
# See ?mapproject for coordinate systems and their parameters
usamap + coord_map("gilbert")
usamap + coord_map("lagrange")

# For most projections, you'll need to set the orientation yourself
# as the automatic selection done by mapproject is not available to
# ggplot
usamap + coord_map("orthographic")
usamap + coord_map("stereographic")
usamap + coord_map("conic", lat0 = 30)
usamap + coord_map("bonne", lat0 = 50)

# World map, using geom_path instead of geom_polygon
world <- map_data("world")
worldmap <- ggplot(world, aes(x=long, y=lat, group=group)) +
  geom_path() +
  scale_y_continuous(breaks=(-2:2) * 30) +
  scale_x_continuous(breaks=(-4:4) * 45)

# Orthographic projection with default orientation (looking down at North pole)
worldmap + coord_map("ortho")
# Looking up up at South Pole
worldmap + coord_map("ortho", orientation=c(-90, 0, 0))
# Centered on New York (currently has issues with closing polygons)
worldmap + coord_map("ortho", orientation=c(41, -74, 0))
}
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