maptools: Tools for Handling Spatial Objects

Please note that 'maptools' will be retired during October 2023, plan transition at your earliest convenience (see <> and earlier blogs for guidance); some functionality will be moved to 'sp'. Set of tools for manipulating geographic data. The package also provides interface wrappers for exchanging spatial objects with packages such as 'PBSmapping', 'spatstat.geom', 'maps', and others.

Version: 1.1-8
Depends: R (≥ 2.10), sp (≥ 1.0-11)
Imports: foreign (≥ 0.8), methods, grid, lattice, stats, utils, grDevices
Suggests: rgeos (≥ 0.1-8), spatstat.geom (≥ 1.65-0), PBSmapping, maps, RColorBrewer, raster, polyclip, plotrix, spatstat.linnet (≥ 1.65-3), spatstat.utils (≥ 1.19.0), spatstat (≥ 2.0-0)
Published: 2023-07-18
Author: Roger Bivand ORCID iD [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], Matthew Lewis ORCID iD [ctb], Sebastian Luque [ctb], Don MacQueen [ctb], Andrew Niccolai [ctb], Edzer Pebesma [ctb], Oscar Perpiñán Lamigueiro [ctb], Ethan Plunkett [ctb], Ege Rubak ORCID iD [ctb], Tom Short [ctb], Greg Snow [ctb], Ben Stabler [ctb], Murray Stokely [ctb], Rolf Turner [ctb]
Maintainer: Roger Bivand <Roger.Bivand at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: NEWS ChangeLog
CRAN checks: maptools results


Reference manual: maptools.pdf
Vignettes: Combining Spatial Data


Package source: maptools_1.1-8.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): maptools_1.1-8.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): maptools_1.1-8.tgz, r-release (x86_64): maptools_1.1-8.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): maptools_1.1-8.tgz
Old sources: maptools archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: animalEKF, monographaR, pycno, StreamMetabolism, UScensus2010, Watersheds
Reverse imports: animaltracker, APfun, biogeo, birdscanR, bRacatus, cartograflow, cmsaf, disaggregation, ecospat, EMbC, EnvExpInd, FLightR, gDefrag, geodetector, GEOexplorer, ggsn, gwer, hydroTSM, iSDM, LabourMarketAreas, lgcp, oceanmap, PWFSLSmoke, RchivalTag, rworldmap, SeerMapper, shp2graph, SSN, STMedianPolish
Reverse suggests: dartR.base, eechidna, emdi, eSDM, gamlss.spatial, geneHapR, GeoAdjust, geodiv, ggformula, ggplot2, GpGp, IsoriX, knitrBootstrap, leri, mosaic, naturaList, opensensmapr, OpenStreetMap, overlap, PBSmapping, plotdap, plotKML, plotly, povmap, prabclus, prettymapr, rerddapXtracto, rgdal, rgeos, RgoogleMaps, rioja, riverplot, saeTrafo, SDMPlay, sp, spatstat.explore, spatstat.geom, spatstat.model, stelfi, subniche, synoptReg, TeachingDemos


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