mapview v2.7.8


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Interactive Viewing of Spatial Data in R

Quickly and conveniently create interactive visualisations of spatial data with or without background maps. Attributes of displayed features are fully queryable via pop-up windows. Additional functionality includes methods to visualise true- and false-color raster images and bounding boxes.



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Interactive viewing of spatial data in R

mapview provides functions to very quickly and conveniently create interactive visualisations of spatial data. It was created to fill the gap of quick (not presentation grade) interactive plotting to examine and visually investigate both aspects of spatial data, the geometries and their attributes.

The main user relevant functions are:

  • mapview - view (multiple) spatial objects on a set of background maps
  • viewExtent - view extent / bounding box of spatial objects
  • viewRGB - view RGB true- or false-color images of raster objects
  • mapshot - easily save maps (including leaflet maps) as html and/or png (or other image formats)

Functions that have been deprecated/deleted recently:

  • addHomeButton - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • addLogo - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • addFeatures - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • addMouseCoordinates - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • addExtent - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • addImageQuery - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • latticeView & sync - deprecated, use package leafsync instead
  • slideView - deprecated, use package slideview instead
  • cubeView - deprecated, use package cubeview instead
  • plainview - deprecated, use package plainview instead
  • popupTable, popupGraph & popupImage - deprecated, use package leafpop instead
  • addLargeFeatures - use leafgl::addGL* functions instead - currently not on CRAN!

Objects of the following spatial classes are supported:

  • sf
  • raster (Layer, Stack, Brick and SpatialPixels* / SpatialGridDataFrame)
  • stars
  • sp (Points, Polygons, Lines and their DataFrame version)
  • satellite


For CRAN release version of mapview use


To install the development version install the devtools package.



The most basic call


will produce a web map visualisation of the breweries data with the following components:


Please file bug reports and feature requests at

In case of Pull Requests, please make sure to submit them to the develop branch of this repository.

Functions in mapview

Name Description
addImageQuery Add image query functionality to leaflet/mapview map.
mapview-class Class mapview
mapview-deprecated Deprecated functions in mapview
addStaticLabels Add static labels to leaflet or mapview objects
breweries Selected breweries in Franconia
mapviewColors mapview version of leaflet::color* functions
cubeView View a RasterStack or RasterBrick as 3-dimensional data cube.
mapview-package Interactive viewing of spatial objects in R
cubeViewOutput Widget output function for use in Shiny
mapshot Save mapview or leaflet map as HTML and/or image
mapviewOptions Global options for the mapview package
mapView View spatial objects interactively
addStarsImage Add stars layer to a leaflet map
addMouseCoordinates Add mouse coordinate information at top of map.
knit_print.mapview Print functions for mapview objects used in knitr
popupTable Create HTML strings for popups
latticeView View two or more (possibly synchronised) mapview or leaflet maps
print,mapview-method Method for printing mapview objects
renderCubeView Widget render function for use in Shiny
mapviewOutput Create a mapview UI element for use with shiny
garnishMap Garnish/decorate leaflet or mapview maps.
addFeatures Type agnositc version of leaflet::add* functions.
franconia Administrative district borders of Franconia
renderMapview Render a mapview widget in shiny
addHomeButton Add a home button / zoom-to-layer button to a map.
trails Selected hiking trails in Franconia
plainView View raster objects interactively without background map but in any CRS
viewExtent View extent/bbox of spatial objects interactively
+ mapview + mapview adds data from the second map to the first
viewRGB Red-Green-Blue map view of a multi-layered Raster object
show,mapview-method Method for printing mapview objects (show)
renderslideView Widget render function for use in Shiny
mapviewWatcher Start and/or stop automagic mapviewing of spatial objects in your workspace.
npts count the number of points/vertices/nodes of sf objects
slideView slideView
slideViewOutput Widget output function for use in Shiny
addLogo add a local or remote image (png, jpg, gif, bmp, ...) to a leaflet map
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Type Package
Date 2020-04-04
License GPL (>= 3) | file LICENSE
ByteCompile yes
LazyData TRUE
Encoding UTF-8
RoxygenNote 7.0.2
SystemRequirements GNU make
NeedsCompilation no
Packaged 2020-04-06 17:46:33 UTC; timpanse
Repository CRAN
Date/Publication 2020-04-07 10:00:16 UTC

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