iNaturalist projects are collection of records posted on iNatualist. Now that we have a R package rinat from rOpenSci I thought of playing around with the data. Here is a function I wrote, to quickly map all the records of a project using ggmap package.

library(ggmap)
library(rinat)
inatmap <- function(grpid){
data1=get_inat_obs_project(grpid, type = "observations")
data1=data1[which(!is.na(data1$Latitude)),]
map <-get_map(location =c(min(data1$Longitude),
min(data1$Latitude),
max(data1$Longitude),
max(data1$Latitude)),
messaging = FALSE)
p <-ggplot()
p= ggmap(map)+geom_point(data=data1,
aes(x=as.numeric(Longitude),
y=as.numeric(Latitude)))
p
}

We can used `get_inat_obs_project`

function from **rinat** package to get all the observation from the specified project. `get_map`

function form **ggmap** package to download google maps base layer and `ggplot`

function form **ggplot2** package to actually plot the map with points.

Now call to the function with a group name will produce a map with all the records in the project.

inatmap("birdindia")

We can use other ggplot options to add title, legend etc. to the map. This is just a simple example.

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