Ggplot adding points in large dataset, looks terrible


Hello, i have a dataet with a set of long and lat, and there are roughly 300k datapoints, my goal is to create a sensible depiction of point distribution across the united states. It looks horrible, is there a way to maybe get density or a sum of points?. I tried the following

ggplot() +
  geom_polygon(data=map_data("usa"),aes(x=long,y=lat,group=group),fill=NA,color="black") + 

its from this dataset:


It would help to have an example of the sort of visualization you are aiming for (even for a different dataset), but it sounds like you are maybe looking to make a choropleth map? If so, take a look at the choroplethr family of packages (which build on top of ggplot2).


Thank you so much already, I will definitely look into it and hopefully have no more question ( but i doubt it :slight_smile: )


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