This training is now fully booked. To add your name to the waiting list please email C.N.Marshall@soton.ac.uk.
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.
-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
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.
Dr Nick Bearman, FRGS, CGeog (GIS), AFHEA
This is a computer lab based training course.