I need to produce a map of the US by counties. Ideally it would be a map
where Alaska and Hawaii are shown just below the other 48 states. Using
maps.uscounty I get nearly everything I need except that in that dataset the
value for county in all the Alaska observations is 0. All the other map
datasets I saw have Alaska and Hawaii in their geographically correct place.
It seems odd to me that Alaska should be singled out. Am I missing something?
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention