Mapping with R

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Andrew Tran of The Washington Post
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 3:30pm
  • Location: Sapphire Cove - conference level
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Learn how to create beautiful static or interactive maps and conduct geospatial analyses all within R. We'll map with sf and leaflet packages. We'll write scripts to pull data and shapefiles through packages that utilize APIs from the Census. We'll transform and analyze data and turn your exploratory map viz into maps nearly pretty enough to publish.

This session is good for: People who already have some familiarity with R, mapping, Census data, and using ggplot2.

Speaker Bios

  • Andrew Ba Tran is an investigative data reporter on The Washington Post's rapid response team. He previously was a data editor in Connecticut where he investigated racial profiling by police and before that was a data producer in Boston. Other East Coast newsrooms he's made his way through include The Virginian-Pilot and the Sun-Sentinel. He’s a Metpro Fellow and a Chips Quinn Scholar, too. 

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