[R] maps for Russian Federation

Albrecht Kauffmann alkauffm at rz.uni-potsdam.de
Fri Sep 24 13:36:55 CEST 2004

Dear all,

I am interested in plotting maps visualizing spatial statistics in an
aggregated fashion, according to administrative boundaries. Partially, I
want to visualize some spatial data for administrative units (autonomous
republics, oblasts, krays) of the Russian Federation on a geographical

I have found the maps package (and related) and would like to use this
package e.g. in a kind of:
where color is dependent on the statistic of interest.

Still I lack a data file for counties' boundaries in Russia. Does anybody
know where to find one? What format do I need? Is there any convenient
tool for converting from other formats?

With many thanks for any hint

Albrecht Kauffmann
economist, Potsdam university

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