0

Your Cart is Empty

Is R the language of geospatial data?

January 29, 2020 1 min read

Is R the language of geospatial data?

 A podcast for the geospatial community

 R is perhaps the most powerful computer environment for data analysis that is currently available. R is both a computer language, that allows you to write instructions, and a program that responds to these instructions. R has core functionality to read and write files, manipulate and summarize data, run statistical tests and models, make fancy plots, and many more things like that. This core functionality is extended by hundreds of packages (plug-ins). Some of these packages provide more advanced generic functionality, others provide cutting-edge methods that are only used in highly specialized analysis such as geospatial computation.

Tim Appelhans joins me on the show today to talk about his journey from learning R too developing new packages and extending the geospatial visualization capabilities of R

Tim Appelhans on Github

#rstats on twitter

 

This episode is sponsored by HiveMapper

A platform that takes video and creates 3D mapping layers based on that data. The video can be from avariety of different sensors, does not need to be vertically looking down on the geography and each 3D output is georeferenced!

 Subscribe here

Apple Podcasts  - Stitcher - Google Podcasts - Spotify

The Podcast RSS feed: https://mapscaping.podbean.com/feed.xml

Or search for The MapScaping Podcast wherever you get your podcasts

 



Also in THE MAPSCAPING PODCAST

Self-employment in the GIS Geospatial industry
Self-employment in the GIS Geospatial industry

September 09, 2020 12 min read

My passion is conservation. I was an archaeologist for eight years before I got into my second career, GIS. I would be out on sites surveying for archeology and come across mass developments where they'd bulldoze everything in the way of a pipeline. It was crushing me.
Read More
Spatial thinking and geospatial technologies
The long tail of geospatial

September 02, 2020 15 min read

It's not really about the technologies we use, its about understanding the principles behind the technologies, and where and when to apply them. Spatial thinking is the key skill, we don't need to master every new GIS tools, just knowing that they exist might be enough.
Read More
GIS spatial research into the covid-19 virus, a geospatial tracking case growth over time and space
COVID-19 Spatial Research

August 26, 2020 15 min read

For most people, when they think aboutthe relationship between GIS and COVID-19, the obvious solution is tracking data. At the highest level, if there is any spatial relationship between where we are in our societies, where we go, who we interact with, and spread the disease, our measurements, thenour policy tools must also have a geospatial component to capture that effect.It's not a question of whether spatial data and spatial analysis matter for COVID-19. The problem is understanding what tools exactly can be used for specific insights and decisions.

Read More