Following the idea posted on James Cheshire’s blog (here), I have tried to play a little bit with R and Google. And it works ! Consider for instance life expectancy at birth (that can be found – and downloaded – here). Using the following code, it is possible to generate an R graph in a web page,
install.packages("googleVis") library(googleVis) input=read.csv("UNdata_Export_20110111_101634359.txt", sep=";",header=TRUE) Map<- data.frame(input$Country.or.Area, input$Value) names(Map)<- c("Country", "Age") Geo=gvisGeoMap(Map, locationvar="Country", numvar="Age", options=list(height=350, dataMode='regions')) plot(Geo)
(ok, there are still some problems with some countries - e.g. Russia and the US - but it should not be that difficult to fix). Thanks James, this is awesome !