Webinar: Putting data on maps

4 April 2017
Online, 15.00 - 16.00

This free webinar 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


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