@andresrcs hit the main points of why a spatial category doesn't exist yet. There was also thought that spatial should just be a tag until demand for something else arose.
We are also concerned about having too many categories, as categories suggest silos, while many issues cross multiple categories.
For example, I suggested the #ML category have two sub-categories, one for Tidymodels and one for MLverse topics (eg our AI blog, sparkyr, pins, and other distributed computing topics), but those folks felt we should instead be supporting these projects with a set of package tags, and keep the modeling general modeling category.
I'm very much open to a spatial category, I've been reaching out to other folks I see active in the spatial data science community for their advice.
Would you mind listing the spatial r-packages you like to use the most? ANd other resources that you depend on in your R+mapping work?