Open and Plot Shapefiles in R

To use shapefiles for maps.

Thierry Warin (SKEMA Business School (Raleigh, NC))

By using SKEMA Quantum Studio framework (Warin 2019), this course will teach you how to use shapefiles.

Course objectives

You will discover multiple existing chunk options and use them to customize your chunk output.

Course plan

1. Definition

Understanding what is a shapefile

Knowing where to find a shapefile

3. Download

Knowing how to handle a shapefile


Warin, Thierry. 2019. “SKEMA Quantum Studio: A Technological Framework for Data Science in Higher Education.”


For attribution, please cite this work as

Warin (2020, March 25). Virtual Campus: Open and Plot Shapefiles in R. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation

  author = {Warin, Thierry},
  title = {Virtual Campus: Open and Plot Shapefiles in R},
  url = {},
  year = {2020}