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sf(or rather GDAL) can process GeoJSON quite well out of the box. GDAL also support reading (but I think not writing) TopoJSON, which can encode data mych more efficiently than GeoJSON (i.e. smaller file size)
sf) for reading.
just a quick look here:
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/GISCO/distribution/v1/ref-nuts-2013.html makes it clear that we would need to rethink few things with the package.
The main thing being that the geofile we have used contains all the different NUTS-levels and with an
inner_join you have been able to subset the geodata to the same levels as your Eurostat attribute data is. Here each level is separated into its own file which will require user to spesify the NUTS level explicitly. Certainly is would be more clear to have them separate, but I kind of like the current behaviour when a single geodata always matches your primary Eurostat data.
get_eurostatyou dont need to specify the NUTS level, and the levels available varies between datasets. However, experienced user should be aware of this and able to download the right geodata, I think.