2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Aug 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 246 - Geospatial Analysis with R

Free and open source R is increasingly used for geospatial analyses. R and its ecosystem of supporting software also facilitate the creation, presentation, and reproducibility of analyses. R is therefore very close to being a one-stop shop for the modern GIScientist. This course will provide students with the skills they need to use R as a GIS. There will be additional emphases on programming, presentation, and reproducibility, which will entail learning to develop R libraries, development of presentations and reports using Rmarkdown, and using version control with github. Students will learn and apply R skills by working on a specific research problem.  Open to upper level undergraduate and graduate students. Satisfies the Skills requirement or can count as a specialization course in GIS in the undergraduate geography and global environmental studies major/minor.

Prerequisites: GEOG 190 - Introduction to GIS

Anticipated Terms Offered: annually