is there any maps package that has loads of other countries other than the limited maps()

currently working looking into a project, mostly European based. however the maps on rstudio only support Italy and france.

is there any other package that has extra map or country longitudes and latitudes out there?

I think you are a little bit confused, RStudio is an IDE (Integrated Development Environment) it doesn't come with any built-in mapping capability, however, there are a lot of options for mapping in R (which one to use depends on your personal preferences and the kind of map you are looking for), as an example here is simple map of Germany and Poland.


germany_poland <- ne_states(country = c("germany", "poland"), returnclass = "sf") %>%

ggplot(germany_poland) +
    geom_sf() +
    geom_sf_text(aes(label = name), size = 2, color = "blue") +
    labs(title = "Germany and Poland") +
    theme_minimal() +
    theme(plot.title = element_text(hjust = 0.5, size = 20),
          axis.title = element_blank(),
          plot.background = element_blank(),
          plot.margin = margin(5, 0, 5, 0))

Created on 2019-09-24 by the reprex package (v0.3.0.9000)

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While not a package the GADM site has lots of country & lower administrative area polygons available for download in R friendly (rds of a sf object) format.

Note that it is released under NC license, which is not uncommon for data like these.


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