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Using R with ArcGIS

With a successful collaboration between DSSC and ESRI, a hands-on workshop on ESRI R plugin was presented by Shaun Walbridge, a senior developer from ESRI, on Wednesday, April 20. Shaun provided an in-depth tutorial on how to use R in ESRI, and answered questions from students and librarians.

Our audiences were from a broad background: librarians from Columbia and other institutions in NYC, PhD students, Master’s students, people from administrations, etc.

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Presentation Highlights:

SP data types in R
  • 0D: SpatialPoints
  • 1D: SpatialLines
  • 2D: SpatialPolygons
  • 3D: Solid
  • 4D: Space-time
R — ArcGIS Bridge
  • Store your data in ArcGIS, access it quickly in R, return R objects back to ArcGIS native data types (e.g. geodatabase feature classes).
  • Knows how to convert spatial data to sp objects.
  • Package Documentation
  • Upcoming: Conda for managing R environments

For more information about this workshop, please visit http://github.com/scw/r-columbia-2016-talk

Thank you again for joining us!

 

 

Intro to GIS

With the new semester, we are offering four Intro to GIS workshops, two in EDS and two at the CUMC Health Sciences Library.

The workshops held in EDS will use ESRI ArcGIS software while the ones at CUMC will use QGIS.

Both will have the same content and similar hands-on exercises just using different software.

The first workshop is next week Friday 1/30 from 10:30 – 12:30pm held in EDS, registration is now open.

All of the workshops are two hours long and give an overview of
–        GIS
–        data models
–        basic spatial analysis
–        projections
–        working with your own data
–        finding data

No prior experience with GIS is necessary to attend, the workshop is meant for those without any experience or would like a refresher on the basics.

Intro to GIS workshop

Registration is now open for the first GIS workshop this semester.

The workshop will be held in EDS on Friday 9/12 from 10:30-12:30pm.

The two hour workshop will give an overview of
–        GIS
–        data models
–        basic spatial analysis
–        projections
–        working with your own data
–        finding data

There’s always a hands-on component working at all workshops, for this one we’ll have two exercises working with ESRI ArcGIS software. No prior experience with GIS is necessary to attend, the workshop is meant for those without any experience or would like a refresher on the basics.