These learning and quick-reference resource pages support the face-to-face workshop, Mapping with R, offered via the Data & Visualization Services Department, Duke University Libraries. The exercises and workshop are designed to help you learn georeferencing, make a choropleth with USA census data via the tidycensus package, and briefly introducing the simple features for R package. The introduction of these very useful R packages and some very basic concepts will give you enough information to make your own customized thematic maps.

During the Workshop we introduce

Workshop Resource Page

  1. Georeferencing: Plotting XY latitude & longitude

  2. Choropleths with tidycensus

  3. Thematic Mapping with Simple Features, plus saving map images and files

Hands-on Exercises

Supporting Materials


KXCD. 2016 Election Map: https://xkcd.com/1939/

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