e_map_3d family is similar to e_geo_3d e_map, or e_globe.

Choropleth

choropleth <- data.frame(
  countries = c("France", "Brazil", "China", "Russia", "Canada", "India", "United States",
                "Argentina", "Australia"),
  values = round(runif(9, 10, 25))
)

choropleth %>% 
  e_charts(countries) %>% 
  e_map_3d(values, shading = "lambert") %>% 
  e_visual_map(values) # scale to values

Buildings

buildings <- jsonlite::read_json("https://echarts.apache.org/examples/data-gl/asset/data/buildings.json")

heights <- purrr::map(buildings$features, "properties") %>% 
  purrr::map("height") %>% 
  unlist()
  
names <- purrr::map(buildings$features, "properties") %>% 
  purrr::map("name") %>% 
  unlist()
  
data <- dplyr::tibble(
  name = names,
  value = round(runif(length(names), 0, 1), 6),
  height = heights / 10
)

data %>% 
  e_charts() %>% 
  e_map_register("buildings", buildings) %>%
  e_map_3d_custom(name, value, height) %>% 
  e_visual_map(
    show = FALSE,
    min = 0.4,
    max = 1
  )