map.where

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Locate points on a map

Returns the region names containing given locations.

Keywords
iplot
Usage
map.where(database = "world", x, y, ...)
Arguments
database

character string naming a geographical database, or a list of x, y, and names. See the documentation for map for more details.

x

vector of longitudes.

y

vector of latitudes.

...

Options for SpatialPolygons2map, only used if database is of type SpatialPolygonsDataFrame

Value

A list of character strings, naming the map region that each (longitude, latitude) pair falls into.

Note

This function may give erroneous results if the database contains enclaves. For instance, a point in San Marino may also be identified as being in Italy.

See Also

in.polygon

Aliases
  • map.where
Examples
# NOT RUN {
# NYC
map.where("state", -73.8, 41)
# Auckland
map.where("nz", 174.6, -36.92)
# find both in the world
map.where(x = c(174.6, -73.8), y = c(-36.92, 41))
# with a map object:
m = map("state", "new york", fill = TRUE, plot = FALSE)
map.where(m, -73.8, 41)
# }
Documentation reproduced from package maps, version 3.3.0, License: GPL-2

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