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WISERD TCB Event: Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS

Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)

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When: 26th April 2017

Where: GEOPL Computer Lab, School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff
University, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3WA

Refreshments:Tea/coffee and lunch provided

This one day event for researchers lead by Dr Nick Bearman, Clear Mapping Co, will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R and RStudio.

This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to use spatial data in their role. This includes academics, commercial users, government & other public sector researchers who have data with some spatial information (e.g. address, postcode, etc.) which they wish to show on a map. This course is also suitable for those who wish to have an overview of what spatial data can be used for.

You will be shown appropriate ways of using classification for choropleth maps, using loops in R to create multiple maps and some basic analysis. You will be using RStudio 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.

No experience of spatial data, GIS or scripting required. Some basic experience of using Google Earth / Maps would be beneficial.

The format will be as follows:

10:00am – 10:15am – Registration and refreshments

10:15am – 11:00am – What is GIS & R?

11:00am – 11:30am – Practical 1: Introduction to GIS & R

11:30am – 12:00pm – Classification

12:00pm – 12:30pm – Practical 1: Introduction to GIS & R (continued)

12:30pm – 1:30pm   – Lunch

1:30pm – 1:45pm   – Recap and Making Maps

1:45pm –  3:00pm – Practical 2: Analysis

3:00pm –  3:15pm –  Tea/Coffee

3:15pm –  4:00/4:30pm – Practical 3: Bring your own data


Do you have questions about WISERD TCB Event: Introduction to Spatial Data and Using R as a GIS? Contact Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)

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Cardiff University
GEOPL Computer Lab, Glamorgan Building, School of Geography and Planning
King Edward VII Avenue
CF10 3WA Cardiff
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 from 10:00 to 16:30 (BST)


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Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)

The Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD) draws together social science researchers from a number of disciplines including sociology, economics, geography, political science and many more.

The Institute was established in 2008 and is based within the five Universities that make up the St David’s Day Group in Wales: Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, South Wales and Swansea.

WISERD is committed to capacity building within the social sciences in Wales, the UK and internationally.  The Institute offers a series of workshops, seminars and conferences, aimed at those with an interest in the social sciences.

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