Introduction to working with Raster Data in R [@ Mac]
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Number of available spots
Ever wonder how to process GIS data with a programming language like R? In this workshop, you will learn the approaches used in R language to carry out geospatial data analysis, specifically for raster data. For raster data, we will discuss raster calculations and how to calculate hillshades, slopes, viewsheds and zonal statistics. We will also discuss the differences between ArcGIS and QGIS in using these geospatial tools.
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to
- understand how you can use raster data in R
- understand how to import and download different raster data in R
- apply basic geospatial functions of the raster and rasterVis packages
- create maps with the tmap package
Prerequisite: Knowledge from workshop “Introduction to R” or equivalent
Costs: McGill students: free of charge, McGill other: $ 50, external: $ 100 (priority given to McGill community)
The workshop will take about 2.5 hours with a short break in-between and will take place at McGill’s MacDonald in the MacDonald-Stewart building, room 2-028/29. The instructor is Tim Elrick.
If you are a McGill student, faculty or staff member, please use your McGill e-mail address.