Sunday, June 15, 2014

Creating Inset Map with ggplot2

According to wiki.GIS.com one of the reason for using inset map is to provide a reference for an area for unfamiliar readers.  Inset map is also considered a great asset for cartographers.  Most of the GIS software available in the market have a provision for non-cartographer and beginners to create inset map. However, for R users who are into making maps, creating inset map is a bit challenging. Thanks to the post of Pascal Mickelson and Scott Chamberlain which gave users like me a guide on how to create inset map in R using ggplot2. Below is an example of map with inset created using R.

3 comments:

  1. Nice one! Thanks for sharing.

    Something that I've wrangled with once or twice and just gave up on and used QGIS instead.

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  2. Thanks.

    I have also one question: Do you know the way to delete the white area around inset map?

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  3. Hi Nowgis,


    See the link below:

    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/21027548/cropping-extra-white-space-in-a-plot-made-using-ggplot-package-in-r

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