Creating Inset Map with ggplot2

June 14, 2014
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(This article was first published on Data Analysis and Visualization in R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

According to wiki.GIS.com one of the reason for using inset map is to provide a reference for an area for unfamiliar readers.  Inset map is also considered a great asset for cartographers.  Most of the GIS software available in the market have a provision for non-cartographer and beginners. However, for R users who are into making maps, creating inset map is a bit challenging. Thanks to the post of Pascal Mickelson and Scott Chamberlain which gave users like me a guide on how to create inset map in R using ggplot2. Below is an example of map with inset created using R.

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