Introductory R for Spatial Analysis. 6th December, 2013 in Leeds

As spatial datasets get larger, more sophisticated software needs to be harnessed for their analysis. R is now a widely used open source software platform for statistical analysis and is increasingly popular for those working with spatial data thanks to its powerful analysis and visualisation packages.  This one-day course introduces the basics of how R can be used for spatial data. No previous experience of computer programming is required, but participants would benefit from some experience of GIS and spatial data formats and concepts.

Name of instructor: Dr James Cheshire

Organising Institution: University of Leeds (As part of TALISMAN , an ESRC funded project and NCRM node aimed at enhancing research methods across the UK)

Times: 10 a.m.-4.00 p.m.

Cost: £30 for UK registered postgraduate students; £60 for academics/staff at Institutes of Higher Education, public sector staff and staff at registered charity organisations. £220 for all others. Fee includes lunch and refreshments.

Event address:  Room G.19, East Building, School of Geography, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

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Or contact: Amy O’Neill at or on 0113 343 3535