Introduction to Working with Vector Data in R
Thu, Mar 12, 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 vector data. We will discuss different forms of selecting geospatial data, calculating geometric values and new field values, creating buffers, clipping and combining geospatial data. We will also discuss the differences between ‘doing GIS’ in a programming language versus a traditional GIS system like ArcMap/QGIS.
At the end of this workshop, you will be able to
- understand how R uses ‘simple features’
- understand how to import and download geospatial data in R (shapefile, geojson, OSM data and lat/lon in csv tables)
- apply basic geospatial functions of the sf package
- 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 15 minutes break. The instructor is Tim Elrick.
If you are a McGill student, faculty or staff member, please use your McGill e-mail address.