Introduction to Using R for Spatial Analysis, 2nd Oct

A workshop on Introduction to Using R for Spatial Analysis is being run by the Geographic Data Science Lab and the Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC) at the University of Liverpool.

Date: Friday 2nd October 2015, 9:30am – 4pm

Venue: Training Room 1, Sydney Jones Library, University of Liverpool, Liverpool.

Instructor: Dr Nick Bearman

Cost: £45 student, £80 HE / public sector, £200 commercial (see below for details)

This course will cover an introduction to R, how to load and manage spatial data and how to create maps using R. We will look at appropriate ways of using classifications for choropleth maps, using loops in R to create multiple maps and some basic spatial analysis. We will be using R Studio to work with the R environment. By the end of the course you will be able to load data into R, represent it effectively and be able to prepare an output quality map.

Experience of creating maps in ArcGIS, QGIS or similar is preferable, but not required. Experience of using R is not required. Please email Nick for more information. Refreshments and lunch are provided, and numbers on the course are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you are not already familiar with the basic elements of GIS, you may wish to attend the course “Introduction to QGIS: Understanding and Presenting Spatial Data” instead where we build on basic GIS skills (more details).


  • £45 – UK registered students
  • £80 – staff at UK academic institutions and research centres, UK-registered charity and voluntary organisations, staff in public sector and government
  • £200 – all other participants including staff from commercial organisations
    reduced prices are available for University of Liverpool affiliated students and staff cost negotiable for those less able to pay, please contact Nick Bearman for details


Please register online. Please email if you need any more information.

Other Locations:

This course is also running in London in December (detail to follow). Please to be added to the mailing list to hear about future courses.


Information on getting to the University is available at:

A map of the campus is available at:

The Sydney Jones Library is building number 423 in grid F3 on the map.

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