Announcing {spacey}, now on CRAN!

R R Packages maps spacey geospatial data

USGS data access and rayshader maps, done cheap.

Mike Mahoney true

I’ve launched a new package to CRAN! spacey helps you pull elevation and image overlay data from the USGS and ESRI, then helps you turn them into beautiful maps via the fantastic rayshader package.

The package has a documentation website built with pkgdown – check it out for more information!


If you see mistakes or want to suggest changes, please create an issue on the source repository.


For attribution, please cite this work as

Mahoney (2020, March 24). Mike Mahoney: Announcing {spacey}, now on CRAN!. Retrieved from

BibTeX citation

  author = {Mahoney, Mike},
  title = {Mike Mahoney: Announcing {spacey}, now on CRAN!},
  url = {},
  year = {2020}