This tutorial is an introduction to visualising and analysing spatial data in R based on the sp class system. For a guide to the more recent sf package check out Chapter 2 of the in-development book Geocomputation with R, the source code of which can be found at github.com/Robinlovelace/geocompr. Although sf supersedes sp in many ways, there is still merit in learning the content in this tutorial, which teaches principles that will be useful regardless of software. Specifically this tutorial focusses on map-making with R's 'base' graphics and various dedicated map-making packages for R including tmap and leaflet. It aims to teach the basics of using R as a fast, user-friendly and extremely powerful command-line Geographic Information System (GIS).