In the earlier post we generated maps from GBIF biodiversity records using maps and ggplot2 packages. We used world map with country borders for that. Now we will generate maps with google maps as base layer using dismo package.

Like earlier we download data for *Danaus chrysippus *from GBIF using occurrencelist function into a data frame Dan_chr.

Then use dismo package which has function **gmap** to quickly download base layer maps form google and display it using **plot** function. We can specify the extent of map range we need to download using **extent** function and specifying Latitude and Longitude range. We plot the points first by converting them into Mercator system using** points**.

library(rgbif)
Dan_chr=occurrencelist(sciname = 'Danaus chrysippus',
coordinatestatus = TRUE,
maxresults = 1000,
latlongdf = TRUE, removeZeros = TRUE)
library(dismo)
e = extent( -179 , 179 , -80 , 80 )
r = gmap(e)
plot(r, interpolate=TRUE, main="Map")
xy1=cbind(Dan_chr$decimalLongitude,Dan_chr$decimalLatitud)
points(Mercator(xy1) , col='blue', pch=20)
text(160,0, "\n\n\nDanaus \nchrysippus", adj = c(0,1),
col="red")

The output of the code snippet is as follows:

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