What is mapdeck?
An R library which lets you plot interactive maps using Mapbox GL and Deck.gl
What is mapbox?
Mapbox is the location data platform for mobile and web applications. We provide building blocks to add location features like maps, search, and navigation into any experience you create.
What is deck.gl?
deck.gl is a WebGL-powered framework for visual exploratory data analysis of large datasets.
How do I use it?
Everything you need to know to get you started is on the home page
To use the development version you need some other development dependant libraries
devtools::install_github("SymbolixAU/colourvalues", force = TRUE) devtools::install_github("SymbolixAU/spatialwidget", force = TRUE) devtools::install_github("SymbolixAU/mapdeck")
Once you’ve generate a token you can use their maps.
mapdeck(token = 'your_token') to generate a basic map. Then start
adding layers by using one of the various
url <- 'https://raw.githubusercontent.com/plotly/datasets/master/2011_february_aa_flight_paths.csv' flights <- read.csv(url) flights$info <- paste0("<b>",flights$airport1, " - ", flights$airport2, "</b>") mapdeck(token = key, style = mapdeck_style('dark')) %>% add_arc( data = flights , origin = c("start_lon", "start_lat") , destination = c("end_lon", "end_lat") , stroke_from = "airport1" , stroke_to = "airport2" , tooltip = "info" , layer_id = 'arclayer' )
See the Layers page for more examples