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Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS – London

23rd May 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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This is a training and capacity building event organised by the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) in conjunction with the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), ESRC funded research projects.

Course Contents:

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.

Target audience:

No previous experience of coding is required, although participants would benefit from some experience of using spatial data (e.g. Google Maps).

Course leader:

Dr Nick Bearman – Geospatial Training Solutions


Please note this course can be taken as a one-day course, or can also be taken in conjunction with another one-day course on 24th May 2019.

Please email for more information.

Course Fee:

£30 – UK registered students
£60 – staff at UK academic institutions and research centres, UK-registered charity and voluntary organisations, staff in public sector and government
£220 – all other participants including staff from commercial organisations

All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Numbers on the course are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.




23rd May 2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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UCL, Department of Geography, Pearson Building, G22
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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