maptools: Tools for Reading and Handling Spatial Objects

Set of tools for manipulating and reading geographic data, in particular ESRI shapefiles; C code used from shapelib. It includes binary access to GSHHG shoreline files. The package also provides interface wrappers for exchanging spatial objects with packages such as PBSmapping, spatstat, maps, RArcInfo, Stata tmap, WinBUGS, Mondrian, and others.

Version: 0.8-39
Depends: R (≥ 2.10), sp (≥ 1.0-11)
Imports: foreign (≥ 0.8), methods, grid, lattice, stats, utils, grDevices
Suggests: rgeos (≥ 0.1-8), spatstat (≥ 1.18), PBSmapping, maps, RColorBrewer, raster, polyclip
Enhances: gpclib, RArcInfo
Published: 2016-01-30
Author: Roger Bivand [cre, aut], Nicholas Lewin-Koh [aut], Edzer Pebesma [ctb], Eric Archer [ctb], Adrian Baddeley [ctb], Nick Bearman [ctb], Hans-Jörg Bibiko [ctb], Steven Brey [ctb], Jonathan Callahan [ctb], German Carrillo [ctb], Stéphane Dray [ctb], David Forrest [ctb], Michael Friendly [ctb], Patrick Giraudoux [ctb], Duncan Golicher [ctb], Virgilio Gómez Rubio [ctb], Patrick Hausmann [ctb], Karl Ove Hufthammer [ctb], Thomas Jagger [ctb], Kent Johnson [ctb], Sebastian Luque [ctb], Don MacQueen [ctb], Andrew Niccolai [ctb], Edzer Pebesma [ctb], Oscar Perpiñán Lamigueiro [ctb], Tom Short [ctb], Greg Snow [ctb], Ben Stabler [ctb], Murray Stokely [ctb], Rolf Turner [ctb]
Maintainer: Roger Bivand <Roger.Bivand at>
BugReports: NA
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: ChangeLog
In views: Spatial
CRAN checks: maptools results


Reference manual: maptools.pdf
Vignettes: Combining Spatial Data
Package source: maptools_0.8-39.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: maptools_0.8-39.tgz, r-oldrel: maptools_0.8-39.tgz
Old sources: maptools archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: cshapes, DeducerSpatial, Digiroo2, geospacom, GISTools, GWmodel, helsinki, itcSegment, KappaV, lakemorpho, mapStats, McSpatial, micromap, monographaR, Nippon, pycno, qrfactor, rCarto, shp2graph, STMedianPolish, StreamMetabolism, ternvis, UScensus2000cdp, UScensus2000tract, UScensus2010, vdmR, Watersheds
Reverse imports: aoristic, BayesX, biogeo, BPEC, capm, cleangeo, dynatopmodel, ecospat, eeptools, EMbC, geojsonio, ggsn, hyfo, letsR, lgcp, magclass, MapGAM, MetaLandSim, openadds, opentraj, pgirmess, plotGoogleMaps, prevR, qlcVisualize, rangeMapper, rAvis, rworldmap, secrlinear, SpatialEpi, SSN, stplanr, SWMPr, tigris, trip, tweet2r, vetools, vmsbase
Reverse suggests: ade4, adegraphics, adehabitatHR, adehabitatHS, adehabitatLT, adehabitatMA, AMOEBA, aqp, automap, broom, CARBayes, ckanr, dismo, eechidna, gamlss.spatial, GeoXp, ggplot2, graticule, GSIF, gstat, Guerry, HSAR, HSAUR3, hydroTSM, ie2miscdata, knitrBootstrap, mapr, maps, mosaic, move, OpenStreetMap, osmplotr, PBSmapping, plotKML, prabclus, prettymapr, R2BayesX, rangemodelR, rgeos, RgoogleMaps, RGraphics, rioja, RObsDat, SDMPlay, secr, SiMRiv, sos4R, sp, spacetime, spatstat, spbabel, spdep, spdplyr, speciesgeocodeR, spgwr, spoccutils, subniche, surveillance, TeachingDemos, TSP
Reverse enhances: mapmisc