Consumer Data Research Centre

Introduction to Using R for Spatial Analysis – London

Wednesday 2 December 2015

This 1 day 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.

Who teaches the programme:

Dr Nick Bearman is a Research Associate & University Teacher at the University of Liverpool.   He is currently  working on leveraging some of the spatial cloud tools recently available to estimate individual level CO2 emissions linked to the home to school commute in England. Nick is also interested in the use of novel methods to communicate spatial data including the use of sound and cartograms.

Is this course for me:

Experience of creating maps in ArcGIS, QGIS or similar is required, but experience of using R is not required.  If you are not already familiar with the basic elements of GIS, you may wish to attend the course “Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data” where we build on basic GIS skills.

Rates:

£45 – UK registered students

£80 – 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 those less able to pay, please contact n.bearman@liverpool.ac.uk for details.

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