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Mapping with R

R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import GIS shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web. The focus will be on mapping (making a visual). Please see the schedule for related workshops the following week: one that focuses on geospatial analysis using R, and one that showcases some of the analysis that you can do with programmic tools such as R and Python.


NOTE:  If you bring your laptop, you may optionally follow steps below to prepare (although R & RStudio are installed on lab computers).

  1. Use a cloud version of R, or install R & RStudio in advance (instructions)
  2. Install the tidyverse, tidycensus, tigris, and sf packages in advance (instructions)

The content of the workshop may be recorded. Cameras will capture the instructor station and the display screen. Ambient audio, including verbal audience  participation, will be included on the recording. Registration for the workshop indicates consent. If you are uncomfortable with a recording being published please contact the instructor at anytime prior to the conclusion of the workshop.

Related LibGuide: R: Mapping and Geospatial by Mark Thomas

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Bostock 023 Training Room
West Campus
Data and Visualization  
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Mark Thomas
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