Is there a function in R Studio to create an interactive map using NYC zip codes?

I have a dataset that has NYC Zip codes, and in a different dataset, I have lat and long codes. I am aware that I can use Leaflet to create an interactive but when I try run it on the 167K rows of data, R Studio freezes and struggles to load the data. I done that using the below code

leaflet(nyctest) %>%
  addTiles() %>%
  addMarkers(lat = ~Latitude, lng = ~Longitude

My question, is there a way to create an interactive map using the New York City Zip codes?

Example of the zip codes data:

11001, 11021, 11050, 11101, 11102, 11103, 11104, 11105

Thanks in advance!

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As mentioned in your stack overflow post, here's an example of how to display data like that in a shiny app,

Shiny app, SuperZip Explorer example app


If you're machine is freezing up, you might first build it with a subset of zip-codes.

There seems to be something missing in your question: NYC has much fewer ZIP codes than 167K.

  • Are you trying to display the ZIP codes as polygons?
  • Are you trying to display the 167K data items as points? (this might not be the best idea)
  • Are you trying to aggregate the 167K observations per ZIP code, and then display the result?

These are different problems – all doable in R & RStudio – but require different approaches.

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