Mapping crime data in R: An Introduction to GIS and spatial data
|Dates:||7 June 2022|
|Times:||11:00 - 12:30|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research|
Do you want to display crime data on maps but don’t know how? Crime data often contains spatial components. As a result, analyses of crime data can create patterns that are clearly linked to geography. Naturally, putting the data or analysis on a map makes a lot of sense. Unfortunately, if you have never matched statistical data to spatial data then you may not know how easy it can be to make beautiful data maps! That’s where this workshop comes in.
This is the first of two free Mapping crime data in R workshops, organised by the UK Data Service. This session will cover some fundamental theories and concepts surrounding GIS and spatial data. The second will be a live code demonstration using R to explore these concepts (see https://ukdataservice.ac.uk/events/mapping-crime-data-in-r-live-code-demonstration/).
The aim of these workshops are to teach participants to use the R statistical and graphical environment to map open-source police recorded crime statistics onto geographic representations.
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