Easy Use of 'GADM' Maps

Manipulate, assemble, export < https://gadm.org/> maps. Create 'choropleth', 'isopleth', dots plot, proportional dots, dot-density and more.

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GADMTools is an R package to manipulate shapefiles from GADM and to make geo-statistical representations easily. It supports SpatialPolygonsDataFrame and sf (Simple Features) formats from GADM database.

GIT: https://github.com/Epiconcept-Paris/GADMTools


GADM is a spatial database of the world's adminstrative boundaries for use in GIS and similar software. Administrative areas in this database are countries and lower level subdivisions such as provinces, departments, cantons, etc. Please, visit gadm.org

NB: https://gadm.org is not the creator nor the maintener nor responsable of GADMTools

Easy use of GADM shapefiles

With GADMTools, a wrapper for GADM shapefiles, you can easily manipulate, assemble, create subsets of these objects and plot statistics on the final maps.


GADMTools v3.6-1 (Release date: 2019-03-16)

Changes :

Classes gadm_sf and gadm_sp now replace respectively classes GT2 and GADMWrapper

CAUTION: Functions whose names were previously prefixed by "gadm." are now prefixed by "gadm_" for compliance with the R language coding conventions. Sorry for previous users of GADMTools

  • Add function gadm_longTo360 for gadm_sf objects (ie for Fiji islands typically)

  • Add parameter "simplify" to the function gadm_sf_loadCountries

  • Add function gadm_getBbox

  • Add function gadm_crop

  • Add function gadm_removeBackground

  • Add function gadm_longTo360 for gadm_sf objects

  • Add function gadm_showNorth for ggplot2

  • Add function gadm_showScale for ggplot2

  • Add dadaset "Corsica"

  • Add dadaset "GADM36SF"

  • Add vignette "GADMTools - ISO 3166-1 alpha-3"

  • More examples in man pages can be run

GADMTools v3.5-1 (Release date: 2019-02-02)

Changes :

  • Add support for Simple Features. Use gadm.sf.loadCountries for loading SF shapefiles from GADM database or from a local file. WARNING: gadm.sf.loadCountries does not have 'simplify' parameter yet.

  • gadm.loadCountries is deprecated. Use gadm.sp.loadCountries instead for loading SP shapefiles from GADM database or from a local file

  • Replace method "susbset()" by gadm.subset()

GADMTools v3.0-1 (Release date: 2018-11-15)

Changes :

  • BUGFIX - loading .rds file fail with Windows

  • Add function gadm.getBackground

  • Add function gadm.union

  • Add function gadm.longTo360

GADMTools v2.2-2 (Release date: 2018-07-04)

Changes :

  • BUGFIX -Graphics did not work because of internals changes of .Rds files from GADM DB.

GADMTools v2.2-1 (Release date: 2018-11-15)

Changes :

  • Compatibility with GADM 3.6 Database

GADMTools v2.1-1 (Release date: 2017-04-25)

Changes :

  • Add a vignette : Using_GADMTools.pdf
  • Add an example in man of many functions()

Reference manual

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3.9-1 by Jean Pierre Decorps, 3 months ago


Browse source code at https://github.com/cran/GADMTools

Authors: Jean Pierre Decorps [aut, cre]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

GPL-3 license

Imports methods, RColorBrewer, maptools, stringr, raster, rosm, lattice, jsonlite, gridExtra, rgeos, ggmap, ggspatial, ggplot2, dplyr, prettymapr

Depends on sp, classInt, sf, rgdal

Suggests knitr, rmarkdown, kableExtra, mapproj, tidyr, testthat

See at CRAN