Mapping Sub-national Boundaries

World Administrative Levels on Wikimedia

Working with sub-national data, on the level of provinces, states, regions, metropolitan areas brings far more insights into climate policies and potential actions than working with national data. The United States is a country, and so is Malta. China is a country, and so is Qatar. We believe that comparing Sydney Metropolitan Area with Paris Metropolitan Area, West Australia with Asturias in Spain is a far more fruitful approach.

Data curated by Daniel

What?: We want to integrate non-European sub-national boundaries, covered by the ISO 3166-2 standard into our regions package, similarly to Wikipedia and its sub-natioal maps. Why?: We can compare more homogeneous, more similar parts of the world with each other, we can compare social, economic, environmental variables and public opinion change in a far more relevant manner. Use cases: Understanding how many people need an alternative to living from coal mining. Political dynamics of accepting climate change policies and individual climate action. Skills needed: How can you contribute:

  1. Finding out how can we parse data fairly from the ISO Online Browsing Platform
  2. Writing the parsing code in R
  3. Testing the parsing code in R
  4. Writing tutorials
  5. Finding ways to connect ISO 3166-2 sub-national boundaries with other sub-national boundaries, such as Europe’s NUTS.
Daniel Antal
Daniel Antal
Developer of open-source statistical software

My research interests include reproducible social science, economics and finance.

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