To prepare a study area map in a professional way, or at publication standard, it takes a great deal of time, at least for me. I have been using GIS tools (such as QGIS and Grass GIS, Jgrasstools) to prepare my study area. But, Now I started to change to R. The advantages of using R is that we have more advanced graphical and map package that we can use, and once the R script are developed, it is easier to reproduce other maps for the next time. Here I used various packages to produce decent study area map that can be used for publication. I used many helps from various stackoverflow answers. Here I will shows you how to do this using a particular basin in Afghanistan.