Confident Spatial Analysis and Statistics in R & GeoDa – Feb 2022

In this intermediate two part course we will show you how to prepare and conduct spatial analysis on a variety of spatial data in R, including a range of spatial overlays and data processing techniques. We will also cover how to use GeoDa to perform exploratory spatial data analysis, including making use of linked displays and measures of spatial autocorrelation and clustering.

This course can follow-on from the ‘Introduction to Spatial Data & Using R as a GIS’ course, or you can attended independently you have some previous knowledge of R / RStudio and spatial data.

Learning Outcomes

  • Export data from R with projection information
  • Understand linked displays in GeoDa
  • Perform Local Indicators of Spatial autocorrelation
  • Understand how to read in a variety of formats
  • Know how to reorder data
  • Understand creating and using functions within R
  • Know how to use buffers within R

The course will run in two parts:

  • Tue 8th February 2022, 10am – 1pm (UK time)
  • Wed 9th February 2022, 10am – 1pm (UK time)

The costs are:

  • Standard registration – £170
  • Students – £90

The cost includes 2 x 3 hour sessions with small group tuition, and a one hour individual session with me up to 1 month after the course to talk through your project or other GIS work in more detail. Videos of the sessions will also be available to participants for up to 3 months after the course.

Note: you have to have signed up for a place and paid to take part.

To register, please fill in the registration form.

If you have any questions, please email me for more details:

Schedule and More Details

Day 1: Tue 8th February
9:45am – 10:00am
Time to get setup, make sure audio and video is working
10:00am – 10:15am – Spatial Data and EDADiscussion of Spatial Data and Exploratory Data Analysis
10:15am – 11:00am – Practical 1: Recap of RStudio and Choropleth MapsPractical session where you follow a workbook practical with one-to-one help from me
11:00am – 11:20am – Spatial AnalysisA review of types of spatial analysis
11:20am – 11:35am – Break
11:35am – 1:00pm – Practical 2: Spatial Overlays in RPractical session where you follow a workbook practical with one-to-one help from me
Day 2: Wed 9th February
10:00am – 10:05am – Recap
10:05am – 10:20am – Spatial OverlaysDifferent types of spatial overlays
10:20am – 11:45am – Practical 4: Spatial OverlaysPractical session where you follow a workbook practical with one-to-one help from me
11:45am – 1:00pm – Working with your own dataTime to work with your own data with me

Exact schedule contents to be confirmed

We will be using Zoom for the sessions, and to take part, you will need to install R & RStudio on your computer. More details on both of these will be sent out in advance of the course.

Before, during and for at least three months after the course you will have access to a private discussion group where you can ask questions, network with others on the course and get one-to-one support from me.

During the practical sessions, there will be a workbook for you to go through (with me available to help). It will be helpful for you to have a second monitor available so you can have your RStudio window on one screen and the workbook open on the other. If you do not have a second monitor, you can print the workbook, or I can post you a printed copy (an additional charge may be made for posting outside the UK). Please contact me for details.

The day will be structured with a mixture of presentations (from me) and time to work on practical exercises. The group is limited to 12 participants, so I will have time to help each of you individually with your work.

If you have any questions about the plan or how things will work, please email me.