ne_countries

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Get natural earth world country polygons

returns world country polygons at a specified scale, or points of tiny_countries

Usage
ne_countries(scale = 110, type = "countries", continent = NULL,
  country = NULL, geounit = NULL, sovereignty = NULL,
  returnclass = c("sp", "sf"))
Arguments
scale
scale of map to return, one of 110, 50, 10 or 'small', 'medium', 'large'
type
country type, one of 'countries', 'map_units', 'sovereignty', 'tiny_countries'
continent
a character vector of continent names to get countries from.
country
a character vector of country names.
geounit
a character vector of geounit names.
sovereignty
a character vector of sovereignty names.
returnclass
'sp' default or 'sf' for Simple Features
Value

SpatialPolygonsDataFrame,SpatialPointsDataFrame or sf

Aliases
  • ne_countries
  • ne_admin0
Examples
spdf_world <- ne_countries()
spdf_africa <- ne_countries(continent = 'africa')
spdf_france <- ne_countries(country = 'france')

if (require(sp)) {
  plot(spdf_world)
  plot(spdf_africa)
  plot(spdf_france)
}

# get as sf
if (require(sf)) { 
  sf_world <- ne_countries(returnclass='sf')
  plot(sf_world)
}

if (require(rnaturalearthdata) & require(sp)) {
  spdf_tiny_countries <- ne_countries(type = 'tiny_countries', scale = 50) 
  plot(spdf_tiny_countries)  
}


Documentation reproduced from package rnaturalearth, version 0.1.0, License: MIT + file LICENSE

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