Quantarctica is a collection of Antarctic geographical datasets which works with the free, cross-platform, open-source software QGIS. It includes community-contributed, peer-reviewed data from ten different scientific themes and a professionally-designed basemap.
The quantarcticR package is intended to provide access to Quantarctica data sets for R users, without needing QGIS to be installed. R users can use these data sets with e.g. the
quantarcticR is at an early stage of development, and we are seeking one or two package collaborators to help bring it to the point of being usable by the broader R/Antarctic community.
This opportunity is suited to someone who has an interest in geospatial data and a working knowledge of R, but not necessarily package development experience. We can (within reason) help you get up to speed with the package development process if you don’t have this experience. See the issues page for some likely first development tasks that we have already identified.
Reply here or contact Ben directly if interested.