This one day event for researchers lead by Dr Nick Bearman, Clear Mapping Co, will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio.

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to use spatial data in their role. This includes academics, commercial users, government & other public sector researchers who have data with some spatial information (e.g. address, postcode, etc.) which they wish to show on a map. This course is also suitable for those who wish to have an overview of what spatial data can be used for.

You will be shown appropriate ways of using classification for choropleth maps, using loops in R to create multiple maps and some basic analysis. You will be using RStudio to work with the R environment. By the end of the course you will be able to load data into R, represent it effectively and be able to prepare an output quality map.

No experience of spatial data, GIS or scripting required. Some basic experience of using Google Earth / Maps would be beneficial.

Tea/Coffee and lunch provided.

The format will be as follows:

10:00am – 10:15am – Registration & Refreshments
10:15am – 11:00am – What is GIS & R?
11:00am – 11:30am – Practical 1: Introduction to GIS & R
11:30am – 12:00pm – Classification
12:00pm – 12:30pm – Practical 1: Introduction to GIS & R (continued)
12:30pm – 1:30pm   – Lunch
1:30pm  –  1:45pm   – Recap and Making Maps
1:45pm  –  3:00pm  – Practical 2: Analysis
3:00pm  –  3:15pm  – Coffee
3:15pm  –  4:00/4:30pm – Practical 3: Bring your own data