To facilitate access to spatial data for use in analyses and generating graphics (i.e. maps) in R the CCAMLRGIS R package has been upgraded to provide direct access to polygon data that can be viewed on the online GIS. This package can also be used to create polygon data that can either be used directly in R or be output as shapefiles that can be loaded into other programs and/or back onto the online GIS. In this paper we provide information on the data format requirements for generating polygon data and explain how polygon data on the online GIS can be loaded into R.
Dr Lucy Robinson (CCAMLR Secretariat)
Mr Andrew Wright (CCAMLR Secretariat)