Polygons from a reference map.

Usage

geom_map(mapping = NULL, data = NULL, map, stat = "identity", na.rm = FALSE, show.legend = NA, inherit.aes = TRUE, ...)

Arguments

mapping
Set of aesthetic mappings created by aes or aes_. If specified and inherit.aes = TRUE (the default), is combined with the default mapping at the top level of the plot. You only need to supply mapping if there isn't a mapping defined for the plot.
data
A data frame. If specified, overrides the default data frame defined at the top level of the plot.
map
Data frame that contains the map coordinates. This will typically be created using fortify on a spatial object. It must contain columns x or long, y or lat, and region or id.
stat
The statistical transformation to use on the data for this layer, as a string.
na.rm
If FALSE (the default), removes missing values with a warning. If TRUE silently removes missing values.
show.legend
logical. Should this layer be included in the legends? NA, the default, includes if any aesthetics are mapped. FALSE never includes, and TRUE always includes.
inherit.aes
If FALSE, overrides the default aesthetics, rather than combining with them. This is most useful for helper functions that define both data and aesthetics and shouldn't inherit behaviour from the default plot specification, e.g. borders.
...
other arguments passed on to layer. There are three types of arguments you can use here:
  • Aesthetics: to set an aesthetic to a fixed value, like color = "red" or size = 3.
  • Other arguments to the layer, for example you override the default stat associated with the layer.
  • Other arguments passed on to the stat.

Description

Does not affect position scales.

Aesthetics

geom_map understands the following aesthetics (required aesthetics are in bold):

  • map_id
  • alpha
  • colour
  • fill
  • linetype
  • size

Examples

# When using geom_polygon, you will typically need two data frames: # one contains the coordinates of each polygon (positions), and the # other the values associated with each polygon (values). An id # variable links the two together ids <- factor(c("1.1", "2.1", "1.2", "2.2", "1.3", "2.3")) values <- data.frame( id = ids, value = c(3, 3.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.15, 3.5) ) positions <- data.frame( id = rep(ids, each = 4), x = c(2, 1, 1.1, 2.2, 1, 0, 0.3, 1.1, 2.2, 1.1, 1.2, 2.5, 1.1, 0.3, 0.5, 1.2, 2.5, 1.2, 1.3, 2.7, 1.2, 0.5, 0.6, 1.3), y = c(-0.5, 0, 1, 0.5, 0, 0.5, 1.5, 1, 0.5, 1, 2.1, 1.7, 1, 1.5, 2.2, 2.1, 1.7, 2.1, 3.2, 2.8, 2.1, 2.2, 3.3, 3.2) ) ggplot(values) + geom_map(aes(map_id = id), map = positions) + expand_limits(positions)

ggplot(values, aes(fill = value)) + geom_map(aes(map_id = id), map = positions) + expand_limits(positions)

ggplot(values, aes(fill = value)) + geom_map(aes(map_id = id), map = positions) + expand_limits(positions) + ylim(0, 3)

# Better example crimes <- data.frame(state = tolower(rownames(USArrests)), USArrests) crimesm <- reshape2::melt(crimes, id = 1) if (require(maps)) { states_map <- map_data("state") ggplot(crimes, aes(map_id = state)) + geom_map(aes(fill = Murder), map = states_map) + expand_limits(x = states_map$long, y = states_map$lat) last_plot() + coord_map() ggplot(crimesm, aes(map_id = state)) + geom_map(aes(fill = value), map = states_map) + expand_limits(x = states_map$long, y = states_map$lat) + facet_wrap( ~ variable) }