R is a language and environment for statistical computing and
graphics. In recent years, developers have significantly expanded the
capacity of R to process, analyse and display spatial data. Many tasks that
previously required a Geographic Information System (GIS) today can be done
within R, with the added advantage that they can be fully integrated within
other steps of the analysis. In addition, when using R scripts for spatial
analysis and the production of maps (as opposite to using software with graphical
user interfaces) they become fully documented and reproducible.
developments include the "sf" package, with provides support for
simple features in R and allow for a smooth interaction with packages of the
"tidyverse", and a series of new mapping packages that allow for the
creation of thematic maps and interactive maps.
It is likely that even R users
with some experience have not been exposed to the new tools available in R for
the process, analysis and display of spatial data. This course is intended to
provide this exposure.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
The course assumes that participants have a basic exposure to R, but
assumes no background in the manipulation and visualisation of spatial data.
Please await confirmation of your place on the course, before making your travel arrangements
750 Euros for ICES member country affiliated participants1250 Euros for non-member country affiliated participants