'ggplot2' Faceting Utilities for Geographical Data

Provides geofaceting functionality for 'ggplot2'. Geofaceting arranges a sequence of plots of data for different geographical entities into a grid that preserves some of the geographical orientation.

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This R package provides geofaceting functionality for ggplot2. Geofaceting arranges a sequence of plots of data for different geographical entities into a grid that strives to preserve some of the original geographical orientation of the entities. It's easiest to describe with examples. See below.


# or from github:
# devtools::install_github("hafen/geofacet")


See here for the package vignette.

Barchart of state rankings in various categories:

ggplot(state_ranks, aes(variable, rank, fill = variable)) +
  geom_col() +
  coord_flip() +
  facet_geo(~ state) +


Unemployment rate time series for each state:

ggplot(state_unemp, aes(year, rate)) +
  geom_line() +
  facet_geo(~ state, grid = "us_state_grid2") +
  scale_x_continuous(labels = function(x) paste0("'", substr(x, 3, 4))) +
  ylab("Unemployment Rate (%)")


GDP per capita in relation to EU index (100) for each country in the European Union:

ggplot(eu_gdp, aes(year, gdp_pc)) +
  geom_line(color = "steelblue") +
  facet_geo(~ name, grid = "eu_grid1", scales = "free_y") +
  scale_x_continuous(labels = function(x) paste0("'", substr(x, 3, 4))) +
  ylab("GDP Per Capita in Relation to EU Index (100)") +



Version 0.1

  • Add new grids (0.1.9)
  • Integration with geogrid package with new function grid_auto() (0.1.9)
  • Fix issue with plotting in R Markdown and ggsave (0.1.9)
  • Search for data in layers as well as global data for facet setup (0.1.9)
  • Fix bug in filtering gtable with large grids (0.1.8)
  • Several new grids (0.1.8)
  • Several new grids (0.1.7)
  • Add plot method in addition to print method for facet_geo objects (0.1.7)
  • 17 new grids
  • Fix vignette redirect

Reference manual

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0.2.0 by Ryan Hafen, 5 months ago


Report a bug at https://github.com/hafen/geofacet/issues

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

Authors: Ryan Hafen [aut, cre] , Barret Schloerke [ctb]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports ggplot2, gtable, graphics, rnaturalearth, sp, sf, ggrepel, imguR, gridExtra, geogrid, methods

Suggests testthat, covr, lintr, knitr, rmarkdown

Imported by bbsBayes, polAr.

See at CRAN