Manipulating Large Spatial Datasets with Free & Open Source Tools

By Azavea (other events)

Wednesday, July 24 2013 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

***Please note that you must register to attend. Registration will close 2 days before this event.***


Large data sets often present unique challenges.   Processes may fail or take long to complete.    This session will cover how to use the free R package to manipulate large geographic data sets as a set of repeatable processes – helping you to automate your workflow and overcome these unique challenges.   Ready to improve your scripting kung fu?


During this Lunch & Learn, you will learn:

  • how to read and manipulate point datasets (geocoded locations)
  • how to aggregate points to polygons (such as a census geographies)
  • how to generate a heatmap
  • how to combine these steps into a reusable R script

Audience: This Lunch & Learn is targeted at a more technical audience and is appropriate for anyone who has some experience with command line tools or scripting.

Level of Difficulty: Experienced


Please contact [email protected] if you'd like to pay by cash or check.