The object loaded is a sf object containing a world map data from Natural Earth with a few variables from World Bank



Formal class 'sf' [package "sf"]; the data contains a data.frame with 177 obs. of 11 variables:

  • iso_a2 character vector of ISO 2 character country codes

  • name_long character vector of country names

  • continent character vector of continent names

  • region_un character vector of region names

  • subregion character vector of subregion names

  • type character vector of type names

  • area_km2 integer vector of area values

  • pop integer vector of population in 2014

  • lifeExp integer vector of life expectancy at birth in 2014

  • gdpPercap integer vector of per-capita GDP in 2014

  • geom sfc_MULTIPOLYGON

The object is in geographical coordinates using the WGS84 datum.

See also

See the rnaturalearth package:


if (requireNamespace("sf", quietly = TRUE)) {
  # or
  world <- st_read(system.file("shapes/world.gpkg", package="spData"))

#> Reading layer `world' from data source 
#>   `/home/runner/work/_temp/Library/spData/shapes/world.gpkg' 
#>   using driver `GPKG'
#> Simple feature collection with 177 features and 10 fields
#> Geometry type: MULTIPOLYGON
#> Dimension:     XY
#> Bounding box:  xmin: -180 ymin: -89.9 xmax: 180 ymax: 83.64513
#> Geodetic CRS:  WGS 84