Date & time: Thursday 20 August 2015, 09.00-12.30
Objective: Options for Mapping and Spatial Visualisation in R and QGIS
General description: First there was `plot`. Then there was `map`. Then there was an explosion of mapping possibilities in R for spatial data. Nowadays R's mapping capabilities are extensive, and reach out to other systems such as web mapping and GIS packages. However, sometimes you just need a dedicated GIS to get the results you want.
This module will look at the alternatives for mapping and cartography in R and QGIS, the leading open-source desktop GIS.
Required back-ground knowledge: understanding of spatial vector and raster data, projections
Software / R packages required: R packages: sp, raster, rgdal, leaflet; QGIS version 2.8 or above with python plugin support.