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This section describes how to install the mapme.biodiversity package. Since the package handles spatial data, we assume that you have a working installation of GDAL and PROJ on your system. Our recommendation is to follow the sf installation instructions.

While the package supports sequentially downloading all supported resources, we include the option to provide a path to an aria2 executable to speed up downloads based on parallel processing. We expect that the path to the executable binary is known to the user and we test if it is acually executable.

Given that the above requirements are met, installing the mapme.biodiversity current CRAN release is then achieved through the following function call:


You can install the latest development version from GitHub via the following call:


The installation process will install potential missing R dependencies. After the successful installation, you are ready to use the package’s functionality. Simply load the package for your R session with the library call: