Consumer Data Research Centre

Introduction to Using R as a GIS

Thursday 3rd March, 9:30am – 4pm

This course will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R.

We will look at appropriate ways of using classifications for choropleth maps, using loops in R to create multiple maps and some basic spatial analysis. We will be using R Studio 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.

Experience of creating maps in ArcGIS, QGIS or similar is preferable, but not required. Experience of using R is not required. Please email Nick for more information. Refreshments and lunch are provided, and numbers on the course are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Who teaches the course?

Dr Nick Bearman
Research Associate & University Teacher Geography and Planning

Costs:
  • £60 – UK registered students
  • £130 – staff at UK academic institutions and research centres, UK-registered charity and voluntary organisations, staff in public sector and government
  • £200 – all other participants including staff from commercial organisations
    reduced prices are available for University of Liverpool affiliated students and staff cost negotiable for those less able to pay, please contact Nick Bearman for details

Refreshments and lunch are provided, and numbers on the course are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Please email n.bearman@liverpool.ac.uk if you need more information.