I am working with spatial data UK.

The map is plotted here. I want to resize the map and make it bigger and clear! UK_map

here is my code

LA <- readOGR(dsn =".", "infuse_dist_lyr_2011_clipped")


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    As per the Tour would you be able to edit your question to focus it on just one of your questions and then research/ask the other separately, please? – PolyGeo Feb 20 '15 at 19:41
  • What are you aiming to do with the output, exactly? Is this for a printed product, or on-screen display? – Simbamangu Feb 22 '15 at 15:26

The native plot window of R does not have zoom capability, but here are some options:

  • resize your plot window
  • only plot a section of the map by specifying xlim and ylim arguments to plot()
  • write the map to a very large pdf, e.g. precede the plot command by pdf("file.pdf", width=20, height=20) and send this to a plotter
  • write to the plot to pdf, load in a pdf viewer, and zoom there

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