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I am attempting to use plotkml to read gpx files and plot them using R. Many others have done this with great success. A few examples are below:

https://www.visualcinnamon.com/2014/03/running-paths-in-amsterdam-step-2.html http://flowingdata.com/2014/02/05/where-people-run/

However it seems like when I try to download the package it no longer is updated to work with the current release of R. I get the error you see below:

install.packages("plotKML", repos=c("http://R-Forge.R-project.org")) Installing package into ‘\peter/users/My Documents/R/win-library/3.3’ (as ‘lib’ is unspecified) Warning message: package ‘plotKML’ is not available (for R version 3.3.2)

How do I read in the gpx lat long data besides using plotkml's readgpx function?

I am a beginner when it comes to this sort of computing and just trying to get this visualization to work as a starter.

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    Install the plotKML package from CRAN with install.packages("plotKML") – rcs Apr 21 '17 at 19:10
  • Many are moving their development from R-Forge to GitHub so, it is not surprising that it is no longer maintained on that repository. Always check CRAN first, otherwise you may be installing an unstable development version. – Jeffrey Evans Apr 21 '17 at 22:45

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