Bug#227670: ITP: r-cran-maps -- GNU R support for producing geographic maps
* Package name : r-cran-maps
Version : 2.0-11
Upstream Author : Ray Brownrigg <email@example.com>
* 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
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