The R Journal: article published in 2016, volume 8:1

Maps, Coordinate Reference Systems and Visualising Geographic Data with mapmisc PDF download
Patrick E. Brown , The R Journal (2016) 8:1, pages 64-91.

Abstract The mapmisc package provides functions for visualising geospatial data, including fetching background map layers, producing colour scales and legends, and adding scale bars and orientation arrows to plots. Background maps are returned in the coordinate reference system of the dataset supplied, and inset maps and direction arrows reflect the map projection being plotted. This is a “light weight” package having an emphasis on simplicity and ease of use.

Received: 2015-03-25; online 2016-07-28
CRAN packages: sp, raster, mapmisc, rgdal, RColorBrewer, classInt, rgeos, geosphere, dismo, maptools, R.utils, geostatsp, knitr, ggplot2, leaflet
CRAN Task Views implied by cited CRAN packages: Spatial, Graphics, SpatioTemporal, Phylogenetics, ReproducibleResearch

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  author = {Patrick E. Brown},
  title = {{Maps, Coordinate Reference Systems and Visualising
          Geographic Data with mapmisc}},
  year = {2016},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2016-005},
  url = {},
  pages = {64--91},
  volume = {8},
  number = {1}