[R] No Ukraine in maps library?

Ray Brownrigg Ray.Brownrigg at ecs.vuw.ac.nz
Mon May 6 10:58:35 CEST 2013

You are correct that the "map is rather stale".  It is based on data 
available before the split of the former Soviet Union, and that data is 
not available for current country boundaries.  You would be best advised 
to use one of the other map-generating packages, which uses more readily 
available data formats such as shapefiles..  See the CRAN Spatial task view.

Ray Brownrigg

On 6/05/2013 7:10 p.m., Hamid Bazzaz wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I am trying to use maps library to visualize a metric over the world map.
> But I notice that the world map is rather stale. For instance, I don't see
> any Ukraine country in the set of countries. I wonder if anyone else has
> run into this before. Is there a newer library to use for such a use-case
> or is there a quick way around this issue?
> Thanks very much,
> Hamid

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