Introduction to GIS & Spatial Analysis in R

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Learn the basics of GIS and spatial analysis using R

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This workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of GIS in R. You will learn how to import, handle, and analyze spatial data in R and how to create static and interactive maps. The workshop will focus on the new generation of packages: sf, raster, and tmap.


No prior knowledge of the topic is required, but some basic experience with R is highly recommended.


Marie-Hélène Burle, Research Computing Training Assistant, WestGrid


- This is a hands-on learning experience

- Course materials will be provided to you at the start of the workshop

- There will be breaks scheduled during the session with 1 hour lunch break

- Q&A will be available at the end of the each session

- You will be given access to an RStudio server, so no prior local installation is needed

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- basics of spatial data

- introduction to key spatial R packages

- fundamentals of spatial coding

- basic map making

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