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Confident Spatial Analysis

15th February 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) and Administrative Data Research Centre for England (ADRC-E) are co-hosting the course ‘Confident Spatial Analysis’.

In this course we will cover how to prepare and analyse spatial data in RStudio & GeoDa. We will use RStudio to perform spatial overlay techniques (such as union, intersection and buffers) to combine different spatial data layers to support a spatial analysis decision. We will also use RStudio and GeoDa to explore a range of different spatial analyses including regression, Moran’s I and clustering. By the end of the course you will understand how RStudio manages spatial data and be able to use RStudio for a range of spatial analysis.

If you are not already familiar with the basic elements of GIS or R, you may wish to attend the one-day course ‘Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS’ prior to this course on 14 Feb where these skills are covered.

Course Contents:

-Basic spatial analysis and statistics, such as Moran’s I and Local Indicators of Spatial Autocorrelation
-Using GeoDa and R to perform these analysis and understand the outputs
-Be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of different pieces of software
-Perform spatial decision making in R, using buffers, overlays and spatial joins

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

-Know how to use RStudio and GeoDa for a range of spatial analysis
-Understand why spatial autocorrelation is important and how to measure it
-Be able to use GeoDa to perform clustering analysis
-Understand how to use buffers and overlays to support your proposals
-Develop your confidence in using RStudio for data handling using scripts
-Know how to develop custom functions in RStudio

Course Fee:

The fee per day is:
£30 – For UK registered postgraduate students
£60 – For staff at UK academic institutions, Research Council UK funded researchers, UK public sector staff and staff at UK registered charity organisations
Free place for ADRC/ADRN/ADS staff
£220 – For all other participants
All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Course Leader:

Dr Nick Bearman, FRGS, CGeog (GIS), AFHEA

This is a computer lab based training course.




15th February 2017
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Pearson Building
University College London, Department of Geography, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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