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returns state polygons (administrative level 1) for specified countries

Usage

ne_states(
  country = NULL,
  geounit = NULL,
  iso_a2 = NULL,
  spdf = NULL,
  returnclass = c("sp", "sf")
)

Arguments

country

a character vector of country names.

geounit

a character vector of geounit names.

iso_a2

a character vector of iso_a2 country codes

spdf

an optional alternative states map

returnclass

'sp' default or 'sf' for Simple Features

Value

SpatialPolygonsDataFrame or sf

Examples


# comparing using country and geounit to filter
if (requireNamespace("rnaturalearthhires")) {
  spdf_france_country <- ne_states(country = 'france')
  spdf_france_geounit <- ne_states(geounit = 'france')
  if (require(sp)) {
     plot(spdf_france_country)
     plot(spdf_france_geounit) 
  
     plot(ne_states(country = 'united kingdom'))  
     plot(ne_states(geounit = 'england'))  
  }
}
#> Loading required namespace: rnaturalearthhires
#> Warning: CRS object has no comment
#> Warning: CRS object has no comment

#> Warning: CRS object has no comment

#> Warning: CRS object has no comment