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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 that focus on performing geospatial analysis using R, and that showcase some of the geospatial work that you can do with programmic tools such as R and Python.

Prerequisites

On your laptop, you must install R and some packages. Follow the steps below to prepare.

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

This event is offered virtually in accordance with Duke's Coronavirus events policies. A zoom link will be sent via email to registered participants to join the workshop.

The content of the workshop may be recorded. 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.

Mapping & GIS, Data Science

Related LibGuide: R: Mapping and Geospatial by Mark Thomas

Date:
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Time:
10:00am - 12:00pm
Campus:
n/a
Categories:
Data and Visualization  

Registration is required. There are 36 seats available.

Event Organizer

Drew Keener
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