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« February 2017 »

R as a GIS: overlay/aggregate, rgeos, osmar, networks

LocationIfGI CIP pool

Objective: discovering to which extent R can be used as a GIS
General description: with the arrival of raster GIS functionality in R package raster and vector GIS functionality in R package rgeos, one could argue that R now is a GIS. This workshop will go through a number of use cases that will illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of this approach. It will also look into challenges like dealing with trajectories, and routing through networks.
Required back-ground knowledge:  some previous experience with R and its spatial packages is recommended; participants are encouraged to bring their own use cases.
Software / R packages required: sp, rgdal, rgeos, raster, spacetime, osmar, potentially other CRAN packages.

 9:00–10:30 Getting your data in R: rgdal, osmar

11:00-12:30 Vector GIS: rgeos

13:30-15:00 Raster GIS: raster

15:30-17:00 Challenges: trajectories, routing

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