GIS Fundamentals – (Map visualization – II)

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This workshop will further develop the material covered on mapping in the first workshop a few weeks back. We will focus on basic cartography principles for map-making and explore the functionalities of R and QGIS for making production-quality bi-variate static and dynamic choropleth maps. We will also explore the functionalities of leaflet, a powerful library, to create web maps and add extra information about more than two variables.

Participants should have some familiarity with R, but exposure to QGIS is not required.

GIS Fundamentals – VI (Map visualization)

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This is the sixth workshop in a series of workshops we are offering this semester on the fundamentals of GIS. Each workshop covers one or two key elements of GIS and is self-contained. The focus is on conceptual details that can provide sufficient preparation for applications, but we will also touch upon the technical aspects.

This workshop will cover basic concepts and tools available in QGIS and R for visualizing vector spatial data as single and bi-variate static choropleth maps. We will focus on basic cartography principles for map-making and explore the functionalities of R and QGIS for making production-quality maps.

Participants should have some familiarity with R, but exposure to QGIS is not required.

Mapping tools for COVID-19 data – II

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This is the second workshop in this series and will build on the material and the techniques covered in the first workshop. We will use COVID-19 data available here https://github.com/nytimes/covid-19-data, combine it with other data such as from Census and will learn about creating maps, including web maps, that involve more than one variable.

We will use R and QGIS. You should know the basics of vector data GIS and introductory techniques of classification and clustering, be a regular R user, and should have some familiarity with QGIS.