Western Libraries

Public Webinar on Mapping in R

March 08, 2017

Written by:  Vince Gray

Join Western Libraries staff at a webinar called Putting Data on Maps, on Tuesday April 4 from 10 to 11 am in the Weldon Instructional Room.

The information provided by the organisers indicates:

This free webinar, organised by the UK Data Service, will provide you with an introduction to using mapping libraries in R to create simple geographical visualisations of your data.

The data can be represented on the map in a variety of ways, using pop-ups or colour shading. However before you can do this you need to be able to create the map with appropriate geographical boundaries and to be able to associate your data with the available geographical information of the map.

We will look at different data formats such as using longitude and latitude values as well as using shape files. We will use R libraries which generate static maps (essentially an image file) such as ggmap and those which produce more dynamic maps which can be displayed in a web browser such as leaflet.

This webinar is intended for researchers who are familiar with using statistics packages like R or Stata and who would like an introduction to mapping data containing geographical information using the packages available in R.

Level: Introductory
Experience/knowledge required: Familiar with using statistics packages like R or Stata
Target audience: Researchers interested in mapping data

If you are unable to attend the webinar in Weldon, but would like to attend it elsewhere or to have a personal link to the presentation, you may register for the webinar at: https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/news-and-events/eventsitem/?id=4971

The Weldon Instructional Room is located on the ground floor of the library, in the Map and Data Centre.