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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£300.00
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for full details or to discuss how we can accommodate you).
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
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 email@example.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.
The course will be a mixture of theoretical and practical. Each concept will be first described and explained, and next the attendees will exercise the topics using provided data sets.
Assumed quantitative knowledge
Understanding basic GIS concepts, such as spatial vector, spatial raster, coordinate reference systems would be beneficial, but is not necessary.
Assumed computer background
Attendees should already have experience with R and be able to read csv files, create simple plots, and manipulate data frames.
However, if you do not have R experience but already use GIS software and have a strong understanding of geographic data types, and some programming experience, the course may also be appropriate for you
Equipment and software requirements
Attendees are expected to have a working version or R and RStudio installed.
R and RStudio are supported by both PC and MAC and can be downloaded for free by following these links
You will be sent a list of packages prior to the course. It is essential that you come with all necessary software and packages already installed.
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Wednesday 17th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30
Introduction to mapping packages in R
Making static maps
Applying point, lines, polygons, and raster map layers
Creating interactive maps
Thursday 18th – Classes from 09:30 to 17:30
Making facet maps
Creating animated maps
Making inset maps
Using specific-purpose mapping packages
Creating simple map applications
Other mapping packages in R
The instructors were excellent and clearly were the reasons for my previous comments. They both combined a deep understanding of statistics and ecology at the same level.Any questions or queries I’ve had, were thus first answered with an ecological point of view and then translated into statistical consideration thereby making much more sense on both side.In addition the course was very well organised, the course director and the two instructors were very friendly as well as professional. On the top of learning many useful things, I’ve also had a very good time during the week there.” Clement Garcia,
Spatial ecologist, Centre For Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), England
(Attended ADVR course)