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Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS
|NCRM, University of Southampton|
Dr Nick Bearman
University of Southampton, Building 39, Highfield, Southampton, Hants
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In this one day course we will explore how to use R to import, manage and process spatial data. We will also cover the process of making choropleth maps, as well as some basic spatial analysis. Finally, we will cover the use of loops to make multiple maps quickly and easily, one of the major benefits of using a scripting language to make maps, rather than traditional graphic point-and-click interface.
The course covers:
By the end of the course participants will:
This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to use spatial data in their role. This includes 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. Although no previous experience of spatial data is required it would be beneficial (eg Google Maps).
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
The fee per teaching day is:
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Spatial Data Analysis, Area-based analysis, Geographical Information System (GIS), R, R Studio , Loops
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