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How to plot basic maps with ggmap

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When you’re learning data science – and specifically data science in R using the Tidyverse – it is very helpful to learn individual techniques in a highly modular way. This is because large projects, when you really break them down, are just combinations of small techniques. If you master all of those little tools and techniques on a small scale then you can combine them together later to create more complex charts, graphs, and analyses. At a very basic level, this means that you should master fundamental tools like geom_bar(), geom_line(), and geom_point(). After you master those very simple tools, you can learn additional tools that can be combined with the basics. A good example of this is ggmap. The ggmap package allows you to download and plot basic maps from Google maps (and a few other sources). These maps…
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