cancensus: Canadian Census Data and Geography from the 'CensusMapper' API

Integrated, convenient, and uniform access to Canadian Census data and geography retrieved using the 'CensusMapper' API. This package produces analysis-ready tidy data frames and spatial data in multiple formats, as well as convenience functions for working with Census variables, variable hierarchies, and region selection. API keys are freely available with free registration at <>. Census data and boundary geometries are reproduced and distributed on an "as is" basis with the permission of Statistics Canada (Statistics Canada 2006; 2011; 2016).

Version: 0.1.7
Imports: digest (≥ 0.1), dplyr (≥ 0.7), httr (≥ 1.0.0), jsonlite (≥ 1.0), rlang
Suggests: knitr, ggplot2, leaflet, rmarkdown, readr, rgdal, rgeos, scales, sf, sp, tidyr
Published: 2018-02-04
Author: Jens von Bergmann [aut] (API creator and maintainer), Dmitry Shkolnik [aut, cre] (Package maintainer, responsible for correspondence), Aaron Jacobs [aut]
Maintainer: Dmitry Shkolnik <shkolnikd at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: cancensus citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: cancensus results


Reference manual: cancensus.pdf
Vignettes: Making maps with cancensus
Package source: cancensus_0.1.7.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-prerel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-prerel: cancensus_0.1.7.tgz, r-release: cancensus_0.1.7.tgz
Old sources: cancensus archive


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