Web Mapping with R [Online]: 2020-11-27

Map of Devastating 2003 Heat Wave in the Netherlands Observed from MODIS Satellite. Mehdi Aminipouri (PhD Candidate in Geography at SFU)

Dates
Friday, November 27, 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Location
via Zoom (link will be sent to participants 24 hours before the workshop/event begins)

This workshop is in the past and registrations are unavailable.

All times are Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, Canada).

About the workshop

You’ve likely used Google Maps, Yelp, or Craigslist, which all have integrated web map elements, but have you ever thought of creating a web map for your research project? An interactive web map is a great tool for both data exploration and communicating your research with a wide audience, academic and public alike.

Leaflet is one of the most popular open-source JavaScript libraries for interactive maps. Here’s an example Interactive Map Tracking Charges & Enforcement Related to Covid-19 created with Leaflet by two researchers in Canada. This workshop will introduce you to Leaflet for R, an R package, which makes it easy to integrate and control Leaflet maps in R without knowledge of JavaScript. You can create interactive web maps right in R Studio! The topics covered include:

  • Web mapping basics (map titles, web services, etc)
  • Using the Leaflet package for R to add titles, markers, popups, create a theme map, change basemap, etc.
  • Host and publish your web map through Github

Target audience

This workshop is designed for those familiar with R and interested in making interactive maps with R.  If you hope leverage your R skills to explore spatial data and/or communicate your projects in a web-based format, this workshop is right for you. 

Requirements

Software

Participants need to install the latest versions of R and RStudio prior to attending the workshop.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with R and the RStudio environment. 

Resources

Workshop materials

Note: this workshop was originally scheduled on Friday November 20, 2020, but has been postponed to the current listed date of November 27, 2020.

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All times are Pacific Time Zone (Vancouver, BC, CANADA time).

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Note: This workshop will be run on the Zoom platform. You don't have to install the Zoom app on your computer, but it might make it easier to use all of the features.

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You’ve likely used Google Maps, Yelp, or Craigslist, which all have integrated web map elements, but have you ever thought of creating a web map for your research project? An interactive web map is a great tool for both data exploration and communicating your research with a wide audience, academic and public alike. This Web Mapping workshop series of 2 workshops will help researchers across disciplines understand what a web map is and how to create one in two different ways, namely ArcGIS online and R.  The first workshop (Intro to Web Mapping) is not the prerequisite for the second one (Web Mapping with R ) -feel free to attend one or both:

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Facilitator(s)
Sarah Zhang

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