To complement existing online tools for open-access data sharing, MAP has released the R package malariaAtlas. malariaAtlas enables users to download, visualise and manipulate global parasite rate survey data and modelled raster outputs within R, a freely available and widely used statistical software environment.
By using malariaAtlas, any individual with internet access can directly download, visualise and analyse data from the Malaria Atlas Project. malariaAtlas is furthermore designed to fit into existing research workflows, enabling importation and further analysis of multiple data-types in a few simple lines of code.
To install malariaAtlas within R, use the following code: