Thematic Maps with R

Join us April 20th, 2023 at 5pm Eastern Time!

The R software has a rich, dynamic and mature spatial ecosystem. Several R packages allow to leverage the power of major FOSS libraries (like GDAL, GEOS or PROJ) for spatial data management and {mapsf} takes advantage of this ecosystem to create thematic maps. It helps designing various cartographic representations and offers several functions to display layout elements improving the graphic presentation of maps. In this talk, we will present the thematic cartography package {mapsf} and a set of smaller packages dedicated to more specific map types. Spatial representations created with R are fully reproducible and we argue that they can reach the same visual quality level as those built with a classical mapping or GIS software.

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Timothée Giraud is spatial data science engineer who currently works at CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research. He has a particular interest in cartography and reproducible research. He has published several R packages focused on thematic mapping and spatial analysis.