Tutorial: Analysing Spatial Data in R
The workshop will introduce the foundation classes for spatial data provided in the sp package, and show how they make work with spatial data easier. The classes have shared interfaces to common file formats for spatial data, and a range of subsetting, plot, overlay, and sampling methods.
The workshop will let participants needing to import spatial data into R, analyse it in one or more packages, display it in graphical form, and perhaps export it from R, learn how these steps can be made conveniently and robustly. The final section will show how the new class structure makes writing custom interfaces less challenging, making R analysis functions available for a wide range of spatial data formats.
pre-workshop notes, scripts, and data sets on
download and install at least the core packages from the Spatial task view.
Post-workshop follow-up on the R-sig-geo mailing list.
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