Natural Earth (NaturalEarth)

Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110 million scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software.

Available variables

land - 10m land polygons including major islands

minorislands - 10 m land polygons of minor islands

The dataset downloaded from here.

Land

10m land polygons including major islands.

This dataset requires the ‘rgdal’ package to load.

Access the land polygons variable (“land”) of the “NaturalEarth” dataset with a fetch() function:

 land <- fetch("NaturalEarth", "land")

Additional arguments

The argument dir represents the path to temporary directory.

The argument verbose (logical) determines should feedback be output to the console?

The argument na logical flag to trigger the removal of placeholder values - it also forces the dataset in the memory.

land <- fetch(dat = "NaturalEarth", var = "land", dir, verbose=FALSE, na = TRUE)

Resolution

10.0

Archive size

NaturalEarth_land_4-1-0_10:6.28 MB

Version

4-1-0

Licence

Public domain

Minor islands

10 m land polygons of minor islands.

This dataset requires the ‘rgdal’ package to load.

Access the land polygons of minor islands variable (“minorislands”) of the “NaturalEarth” dataset with a fetch() function:

 minorislands <- fetch("NaturalEarth", "minorislands")

Additional arguments

The argument dir represents the path to temporary directory.

The argument verbose (logical) determines should feedback be output to the console?

minorislands <- fetch(dat = "NaturalEarth", var = "minorlands", dir, verbose=FALSE)

Resolution

10.0

Archive size

NaturalEarth_minorislands_4-1-0_10: 864 KB

Version

4-1-0

Licence

Public domain

Reference

Made with Natural Earth. Free vector and raster map data.

www.naturalearthdata.com