plot one or more attributes of an sf object on a map Plot sf object
# S3 method for sf plot( x, y, ..., main, pal = NULL, nbreaks = 10, breaks = "pretty", max.plot = if (is.null(n <- getOption("sf_max.plot"))) 9 else n, key.pos = get_key_pos(x, ...), key.length = 0.618, key.width = lcm(1.8), reset = TRUE, logz = FALSE, extent = x, xlim = st_bbox(extent)[c(1, 3)], ylim = st_bbox(extent)[c(2, 4)] ) get_key_pos(x, ...) # S3 method for sfc_POINT plot( x, y, ..., pch = 1, cex = 1, col = 1, bg = 0, lwd = 1, lty = 1, type = "p", add = FALSE ) # S3 method for sfc_MULTIPOINT plot( x, y, ..., pch = 1, cex = 1, col = 1, bg = 0, lwd = 1, lty = 1, type = "p", add = FALSE ) # S3 method for sfc_LINESTRING plot(x, y, ..., lty = 1, lwd = 1, col = 1, pch = 1, type = "l", add = FALSE) # S3 method for sfc_CIRCULARSTRING plot(x, y, ...) # S3 method for sfc_MULTILINESTRING plot(x, y, ..., lty = 1, lwd = 1, col = 1, pch = 1, type = "l", add = FALSE) # S3 method for sfc_POLYGON plot( x, y, ..., lty = 1, lwd = 1, col = NA, cex = 1, pch = NA, border = 1, add = FALSE, rule = "evenodd", xpd = par("xpd") ) # S3 method for sfc_MULTIPOLYGON plot( x, y, ..., lty = 1, lwd = 1, col = NA, border = 1, add = FALSE, rule = "evenodd", xpd = par("xpd") ) # S3 method for sfc_GEOMETRYCOLLECTION plot( x, y, ..., pch = 1, cex = 1, bg = 0, lty = 1, lwd = 1, col = 1, border = 1, add = FALSE ) # S3 method for sfc_GEOMETRY plot( x, y, ..., pch = 1, cex = 1, bg = 0, lty = 1, lwd = 1, col = ifelse(st_dimension(x) == 2, NA, 1), border = 1, add = FALSE ) # S3 method for sfg plot(x, ...) plot_sf( x, xlim = NULL, ylim = NULL, asp = NA, axes = FALSE, bgc = par("bg"), ..., xaxs, yaxs, lab, setParUsrBB = FALSE, bgMap = NULL, expandBB = c(0, 0, 0, 0), graticule = NA_crs_, col_graticule = "grey", border, extent = x ) sf.colors(n = 10, cutoff.tails = c(0.35, 0.2), alpha = 1, categorical = FALSE)
object of class sf
further specifications, see plot_sf and plot and details.
title for plot (
NULL to remove)
palette function, similar to rainbow, or palette values; if omitted,
sf.colors is used
number of colors breaks (ignored for
either a numeric vector with the actual breaks, or a name of a method accepted by the
style argument of classIntervals
integer; lower boundary to maximum number of attributes to plot; the default value (9) can be overriden by setting the global option
integer; side to plot a color key: 1 bottom, 2 left, 3 top, 4 right; set to
NULL to omit key completely, 0 to only not plot the key, or -1 to select automatically. If multiple columns are plotted in a single function call by default no key is plotted and every submap is stretched individually; if a key is requested (and
col is missing) all maps are colored according to a single key. Auto select depends on plot size, map aspect, and, if set, parameter
amount of space reserved for the key along its axis, length of the scale bar
amount of space reserved for the key (incl. labels), thickness/width of the scale bar
FALSE, keep the plot in a mode that allows adding further map elements; if
TRUE restore original mode after plotting
sf objects with attributes; see details.
TRUE, use log10-scale for the attribute variable. In that case,
at need to be given as log10-values; see examples.
object with an
st_bbox method to define plot extent; defaults to
color for plotting features; if
length(col) does not equal 1 or
nrow(x), a warning is emitted that colors will be recycled. Specifying
col suppresses plotting the legend key.
symbol background color
plot type: 'p' for points, 'l' for lines, 'b' for both
logical; add to current plot? Note that when using
add=TRUE, you may have to set
reset=FALSE in the first plot command.
color of polygon border(s); using
NA hides them
see polypath; for
winding, exterior ring direction should be opposite that of the holes; with
evenodd, plotting is robust against misspecified ring directions
see par; sets polygon clipping strategy; only implemented for POLYGON and MULTIPOLYGON
see below, and see par
logical; should axes be plotted? (default FALSE)
default FALSE; set the
par “usr” bounding box; see below
object of class
ggmap, or returned by function
numeric; fractional values to expand the bounding box with, in each direction (bottom, left, top, right)
color to used for the graticule (if present)
integer; number of colors
numeric, in [0,0.5] start and end values
numeric, in [0,1], transparency
logical; do we want colors for a categorical variable? (see details)
plot.sf maximally plots
max.plot maps with colors following from attribute columns,
one map per attribute. It uses
sf.colors for default colors. For more control over placement of individual maps,
mfrow with par prior to plotting, and plot single maps one by one; note that this only works
in combination with setting parameters
key.pos=NULL (no legend) and
plot.sfc plots the geometry, additional parameters can be passed on
to control color, lines or symbols.
FALSE, the original device parameters are lost, and the device must be reset using
dev.off() in order to reset it.
at can be set to specify where labels are placed along the key; see examples.
plot_sf sets up the plotting area, axes, graticule, or webmap background; it
is called by all
plot methods before anything is drawn.
setParUsrBB may be used to pass the logical value
TRUE to functions within
plot.Spatial. When set to
TRUE, par(“usr”) will be overwritten with
c(xlim, ylim), which defaults to the bounding box of the spatial object. This is only needed in the particular context of graphic output to a specified device with given width and height, to be matched to the spatial object, when using par(“xaxs”) and par(“yaxs”) in addition to
The default aspect for map plots is 1; if however data are not
projected (coordinates are long/lat), the aspect is by default set to
1/cos(My * pi/180) with My the y coordinate of the middle of the map
(the mean of
ylim, which defaults to the y range of bounding box). This
implies an Equirectangular projection.
non-categorical colors from
sf.colors were taken from bpy.colors, with modified
If categorical is
TRUE, default colors are from https://colorbrewer2.org/ (if n < 9, Set2, else Set3).
nc = st_read(system.file("gpkg/nc.gpkg", package="sf"), quiet = TRUE) # plot single attribute, auto-legend: plot(nc["SID74"]) # plot multiple: plot(nc[c("SID74", "SID79")]) # better use ggplot2::geom_sf to facet and get a single legend! # adding to a plot of an sf object only works when using reset=FALSE in the first plot: plot(nc["SID74"], reset = FALSE) plot(st_centroid(st_geometry(nc)), add = TRUE) # log10 z-scale: plot(nc["SID74"], logz = TRUE, breaks = c(0,.5,1,1.5,2), at = c(0,.5,1,1.5,2)) # and we need to reset the plotting device after that, e.g. by layout(1) # when plotting only geometries, the reset=FALSE is not needed: plot(st_geometry(nc)) plot(st_geometry(nc), col = 'red', add = TRUE) # add a custom legend to an arbitray plot: layout(matrix(1:2, ncol = 2), widths = c(1, lcm(2))) plot(1) .image_scale(1:10, col = sf.colors(9), key.length = lcm(8), key.pos = 4, at = 1:10) sf.colors(10) #>  "#0000B3FF" "#0400FFFF" "#4500FFFF" "#8500FFFF" "#C527D8FF" "#FF50AFFF" #>  "#FF7A85FF" "#FFA35CFF" "#FFCC33FF" "#FFF50AFF"