One of the goals of the Digital Project Studio is to develop a set of helpful materials for people interested in various visualization tasks. Part of working towards this goal is cleaning up some already existing notes for in person workshops into usable standalone tutorials.
This workshop is designed to introduce you to some of the geospatial packages that can be used in R through a series of examples. It requires some experience with either the R language or with working with geospatial data. All the data necessary are provided in the download links at the top of the workshop page. The instructions are both on this webpage and in a pdf named script_markup.pdf in the downloaded files.
Mapping R Workshop
If you are interested in how we made the instructions for this workshop, check out our blog post:
Creating R Tutorials Using RMarkdown: Code Chunk Options
Two of us here in the Digital Project Studio have recently been working through an R script developed for a workshop on doing some basic mapping in R. The goal was to turn the script, which was used alongside in-person instruction, into a usable self-directed tutorial. To do this we used R Markdown, an authoring platform that turns R scripts into reproducible and dynamic documents, presentations, and webpages. Our introductory tutorial will get you set up and started to using R Markdown. On this post we’ll share some of the additional features we’ve learned using this platform.
To find the actual R mapping workshop we created, the instructions and file downloads are accessible here: http://clarkdatalabs.github.io/mapping_R/
In the zipped file package you can find our R Markdown file for creating the instructions of the workshop: script_markup.Rmd
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