Beautiful Maps with R (I): Fishnets, Honeycombs and Pixels
Awesome simplified maps with R
Sometimes you want to produce maps with special layouts. I specially like maps with modified geometries, e.g. simplifiying the original shapes to squares or dots. When doing a little search over the web I found the fantastic post Fishnets and Honeycomb: Square vs. Hexagonal Spatial Grids by Matt Strimas-Mackey that was a huge inspiration (by the way, don’t miss his blog, full of very interesting pieces of work).