R provides a flexible environment for statistical analysis, including a number of facilities to manipulate, visualize and analyze spatial information. Here, the emphasis is on visualization. “Mapping in R” concentrates on the use of R for the display of spatial data, especially area lattice data (e.g. states, counties, provinces). You will learn how to handle different map projections, how to incorporate data acquired over the internet, and how to produce publication quality maps. Much of the work involves the use of the instructor’s own GISTools package, and you will review a number of other diverse methods to use R to visually represent geographical information.
Prof. Chris Brunsdon
Prof. Chris Brunsdon is currently Professor of Geocomputation, and Director of the National Centre for Geocomputation, at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, having taken up the position in January 2014. The National Centre for Geocomputation is the principal centre for geocomputation and spatial analyses in Ireland, combining a strong focus on fundamental research and partnerships with industry