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Low resolution World Map

This world database comes from a thinned cleaned-up version of the CIA World Data Bank II data and contains approximately 30,000 points representing the world coastlines and national boundaries. The full database of nearly 2 million points is found in the mapdata package.

Keywords
datasets
Usage
data(worldMapEnv)
format

The data file is merely an assignment to a character string which specifies the name of an environment variable which contains the base location of the binary files used by the map drawing functions. This environment variable (R_MAP_DATA_DIR for the datasets in the maps package) is set at package load time if it does not already exist. Hence setting the environment variable before loading the package can override the default location of the binary datasets.

source

The CIA World Data Bank II is currently (mid-2003) available from http://www.evl.uic.edu/pape/data/WDB/.

References

Richard A. Becker, and Allan R. Wilks, "Maps in S", AT&T Bell Laboratories Statistics Research Report [93.2], 1993.

Richard A. Becker, and Allan R. Wilks, "Constructing a Geographical Database", AT&T Bell Laboratories Statistics Research Report [95.2], 1995.

See Also

map

Aliases
  • world
  • worldMapEnv
Examples
map('world', fill = TRUE, col = 1:10)
Documentation reproduced from package maps, version 2.0-10, License: GPL2

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