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Intro to Geospatial Data with R

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

The lessons in this workshop will cover how to open, work with, and plot vector and raster-format spatial data in R.

Additional topics include:

  • working with spatial metadata (extent and coordinate reference systems),
  • reprojecting spatial data,
  • and working with raster time series data.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • import and export raster and vector data from R;
  • analyze and edit raster and vector data;
  • explore spatio-temporal data in R.

This half-day workshop will follow the Data Carpentries' syllabus.


Software requirements:

  • Participants will need to bring their own laptops with the most recent version of R and Rstudio installed. For installation instructions and to download the data used in this lesson, see the workshop homepage.

Workshop page (SFU Canvas): GIS workshops page includes workshop descriptions and suggested streams for different disciplines, handouts, slides, and example datasets

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