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ONLINE COURSE – Making beautiful and effective maps in R (MAPR02) This course will delivered live

17 February 2021 - 18 February 2021


This course will now be delivered live by video link in light of travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

This is a ‘LIVE COURSE’ – the instructor will be delivering lectures and coaching attendees through the accompanying computer practical’s via video link, a good internet connection is essential.

TIME ZONE – Central European Summer Time – however all sessions will be recorded and made available allowing attendees from different time zones to follow a day behind with an additional 1/2 days support after the official course finish date (please email oliverhooker@prstatistics.com for full details or to discuss how we can accommodate you).

Course overview:

The aim of the course is to show you how to use R to make pretty, yet appealing maps using the R programming language. Several R packages related to spatial data processing and visualization will be introduced during the course. The course will teach you how create publication-ready static maps, animated maps, interactive maps, and simple map applications using a mixture of lectures and computer exercises.

By the end of the course participants should:

  • Understand the basic concepts behind the tmap package
  • Be able to create a variety types of static maps, including raster maps, choropleth maps, and point maps
  • Know how to create interactive maps and simple map applications using the shiny package
  • Be able to create facet maps and map animations to represent spatiotemporal phenomenon
  • Know how to utilize  specific-purpose mapping packages to create cartograms or grid maps
  • Have the confidence to apply map making skills to their own projects

Intended Audience

Academics and post-graduate students working on projects related to spatial data and want to create publication-ready maps, interactive maps for their websites, or simple mapping web applications

Applied researchers and analysts in public, private or third-sector organizations who need the reproducibility, speed and flexibility of a command-line language such as R to quickly create maps for their reports or websites

The course is designed for intermediate R users interested in maps making and R beginners who have prior experience with geographic data.

Venue – Delivered remotely

Time zone – Central European Summer Time

Availability – 20 places

Duration – 2 days

Contact hours – Approx. 14 hours

ECT’s – Equal to 3 ECT’s

Language – English

PLEASE READ – CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations are accepted up to 28 days before the course start date subject to a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations later than this may be considered, contact oliverhooker@prstatistics.com. Failure to attend will result in the full cost of the course being charged. In the unfortunate event that a course is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances a full refund of the course fees will be credited.

Dr. Jakub Nowosad


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Course Programme


17 February 2021
18 February 2021
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Delivered remotely (Poland)
Central European Summer Time, Poland + Google Map


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