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Bug#227670: ITP: r-cran-maps -- GNU R support for producing geographic maps

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : r-cran-maps
  Version         : 2.0-11
  Upstream Author : Ray Brownrigg <ray@mcs.vuw.ac.nz>
* URL             : http://cran.r-project.org/
* License         : GPL
  Description     : GNU R support for producing geographic maps

 This package provides facilities for easily producing maps based on
 data sets in the GNU R statistical computing environment.  
 The r-cran-maps package includes map data for the United States
 (including state and county-level maps), New Zealand, and a world
 map; additional maps (including a higher-resolution world map) are
 available in the suggested r-cran-mapdata package.
 The suggested, non-free r-cran-mapproj package adds facilities for
 calculating geographic projections, which are used by mapmakers to
 compensate for the inaccuracies inherent in projecting a spheroid's
 surface onto a two-dimensional plane.

I also intend to package two associated packages: r-cran-mapdata and
r-cran-mapproj; due to license restrictions that limit its use and
distribution to only non-commercial entities, r-cran-mapproj (which is
not essential for the functioning of the other two packages) will be
uploaded to non-free.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux satellite 2.6.1-rc1 #1 Sat Jan 3 21:10:18 EST 2004 i686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8

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