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.

Workshops are from noon-1pm on Tuesdays at Searle 240B, and are open to the university community. The workshop schedule can be found here.

New as of Winter 2019: 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.

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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