Interactive viewing of spatial data in R

mapview provides functions to very quickly and conveniently create interactive visualisations of spatial data. It was created to fill the gap of quick (not presentation grade) interactive plotting to examine and visually investigate both aspects of spatial data, the geometries and their attributes.

The main user relevant functions are:

  • mapview - view (multiple) spatial objects on a set of background maps
  • viewExtent - view extent / bounding box of spatial objects
  • viewRGB - view RGB true- or false-color images of raster objects
  • mapshot - easily save maps (including leaflet maps) as html and/or png (or other image formats)

Functions that have been deprecated/deleted recently:

  • addHomeButton - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • addLogo - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • addFeatures - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • addMouseCoordinates - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • addExtent - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • addImageQuery - deprecated, use package leafem instead
  • latticeView & sync - deprecated, use package leafsync instead
  • slideView - deprecated, use package slideview instead
  • cubeView - deprecated, use package cubeview instead
  • plainview - deprecated, use package plainview instead
  • popupTable, popupGraph & popupImage - deprecated, use package leafpop instead
  • addLargeFeatures - use leafgl::addGL* functions instead - currently not on CRAN!

Objects of the following spatial classes are supported:

  • sf
  • raster (Layer, Stack, Brick and SpatialPixels* / SpatialGridDataFrame)
  • stars
  • sp (Points, Polygons, Lines and their DataFrame version)
  • satellite


For CRAN release version of mapview use


To install the development version install the devtools package.


The most basic call


will produce a web map visualisation of the breweries data with the following components:


Please file bug reports and feature requests at

In case of Pull Requests, please make sure to submit them to the develop branch of this repository.