Global Biodiversity Center, Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B, Gothenburg

Basic handling of spatial data in R

Spatial R course for beginners. Learn the essentials about polygons, spatial points, rasters etc.

 During the workshop 'Handling spatial data in R' we will focus on several applications related to the reading, processing and plotting of spatial data within the R environment (maps, species ranges, etc.). It’s preferable if participants have basic knowledge of the R programming language. We will introduce several Rpackages related to processing spatial data and will work with both, polygons and raster data, and learn how to convert between the two. Further we will run exercises related to plotting species diversity and individual species range maps. This workshop is intended to familiarize participants with the most common spatial data operations and transformation in biological research and provide a toolkit for further exploration of the topic. 

Tid: 2019-09-26 12:00 - 19:00
Ort: Gothenburg
Lokal: Global Biodiversity Center, Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B
Arrangör: ForBio, Swedish LifeWatch, Biodiversity Atlas Sweden, and the Nordic e-Infrastructure Collaboration
Sista anmälningsdag: 19 september 2019
Mer information:

Course teachers: Tobias Andermann, Matthias Obst
Recommended background: Basic R knowledge required
Course level: PhD level (motivated Master's students welcome)
Food: Lunch will be provided for all course participants
Application: A short motivation (5 lines stating goals and expectations) should be submitted to matthias.obst@marine.gu.se latest by 19th September 2019.
Contact: Tobias Andermann (tobias.andermann@bioenv.gu.se), Matthias Obst (matthias.obst@marine.gu.se) 

Sidansvarig: ulrika.sehlberg.samuelsson@slu.se