Events

During the 2018-2019 school year, the Center for Spatial Data Science is piloting a R Spatial Workshop for researchers, students, and staff. The workshops are run by Angela Li, R Spatial Advocate for the CSDS.

New as of Spring 2019: We are running two workshop tracks this quarter: GIS/Visualization and Raster/Kriging. The GIS/Visualization workshop runs from 10-11am on Wednesday at Searle 240B and the Raster/Kriging workshop runs from 2-3pm the same day and location. These workshops are open to the university community, as well as outsiders (please email Angela at ali6@uchicago.edu for more information).

Workshop notes and scripts are posted online after each workshop, and serve as a record of what was covered at each workshop. These notes can also be used for self-study. Workshop schedules can also be found online.

Topics covered during the workshops include:

  • Spatial data formats
  • Projections
  • Spatial data handling
  • Spatial data operations
  • Static maps
  • Interactive maps
  • Organization of research projects
  • Reproducible research with R

Workshops are run at a beginner level, but previous experience with R is encouraged. Future workshops may delve into R packages for spatial econometrics and regression, such as spatstat and spdep. Please join the CSDS mailing list for weekly updates regarding the workshop.

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