Introduction to R for GIS Professionals


In this two day class you’ll learn the basic concepts for using R for spatial statistical analysis.  We’ll start with an overview of R which will introduce you to what is possible from a mapping, statistical, and spatial statistics perspective.  You’ll also learn how to install and configure R and RStudio.  In Module 2 you’ll learn the basics of the R language including how to create and assign data to variables.  You’ll learn the basic data types including characters, numbers, and logicals.  We’ll also cover how to use more advanced data types including Vectors, Factors, Matrices, and Lists.  Module 3 covers topics related to reading, writing, loading, and saving data from files including CSV and shapefiles.  In Module 4 you’ll learn how to perform basic mapping and statistical analysis using the GISTools package.  In addition to learning how to map and symbolize points, lines, and polygons, you’ll also learn basic statistical techniques including the creation of box plots, histograms, and basic linear regression.  Finally, in Module 5 you’ll learn the basic programming structures of R.  You’ll learn how to create and execute your code.

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  • Module 1: Introduction to R and RStudio
  • Module 2: The Basics of R
  • Module 3: Reading, Writing, Loading, and Saving Data
  • Module 4: GISTools Package
  • Module 5: Programming in R
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[dt_sc_h4]Upcoming Sessions[/dt_sc_h4]
June 6th - 24th

Our instructor guided, online classes are conducted through our online training platform.  All lectures are pre-recorded so that you can progress through the materials at your own pace.  The same applies to the exercises.  You will have access to the instructor via email, phone, or chat if you have questions or problems.  The instructor will be in weekly contact with the students in each class session.  Our goal is to get everyone through the materials during the session dates. However, access to the course materials never expires so if you don’t finish during the session dates you will still have access to the materials.

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None scheduled at this time

Class will be held each day from 8:30 – 4:00 at the location provided above.

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Our live-online classes are conducted from 9:30 – 5:00 each day.  Classes are delivered via GoToTraining.  You will receive an email containing login instructions for the GoToTraining session on the Wednesday before class begins.

Coming Soon!

Our self-paced classes are delivered through our online training platform.  You will be emailed instructions for creating a login and activating your course.  All lectures are pre-recorded so you can progress through the course at your own pace.  The same applies to the exercise.  The course does not have an expiration date.

You can also register for classes using our registration form.

Pal Herman Sund
Pal Herman Sund
"I really enjoyed the Python/ArcGIS course. For me the right balance between detail and overview. Good work!" - Pal Herman Sund
Matt Gubitosa
Matt GubitosaU.S. EPA
"I strongly and highly recommend it" -- Matt Gubitosa, U.S. EPA
Aleeta Zeller
Aleeta ZellerChattanooga RPA
Class was well organized, well paced and I learned a lot
Chris Hickin
Chris HickinNYC Fire Dept
"These courses are great. I am so pressed for time this is the only way I can acquire extra skills these days. Thank you Eric for all your hard work!" -- Chris Hickin (NYC Fire Dept.)
Kyle Lockhart
Kyle LockhartEscambia County, FL
"I thought the course was very organized. The style of presentation and the lesson format worked well together. It made the informationeasy to understand."  -- Kyle Lockhart (Escambia County, FL)
Chris Pollard
Chris PollardDelaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
"Very informative and knowledgeable course. It help determine which direction I should take my further GIS and web programming skills." -- Chris Pollard (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)
Brandon Clark
Brandon ClarkAlabama Power
Knowledgeable instructor, well paced class, applicable information covered, hands-on style
Jason Warzinik
Jason WarzinikBoone County, MO
"I have attended a number of instructor lead  training courses offered by ESRI, which are great in their own right, but the Mastering the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API course gets much more in-depth than they often do.  I really liked the recommended reading, they helped expand the terms being covered in lecture to concrete examples that could be related back to my work more directly instead of just having the lecture and exercises alone.  I learned a lot andwill recommend this and other GeoSpatial Training courses to the GIS'ers I know. Thanks for putting this course together and offering it ...
Michael Philp
Michael PhilpCity of Springville, UT
"Really good course material. Very relevant subject matter." --Michael Philp (City of Springville, UT)
Joseph Monti
Joseph Monti
Definitely got me "over the hump" of being able to grasp Python.

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