# Spatial Data with R

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On September 14th 2011

Dr Alec Stephenson gave a talk on exploring spatial data with R

(see Meetup page). The video of the talk is now available online.

The talk provides a non-mathematical and entirely equation-free talk on

visualizing and analysing spatial data in R. Alec discusses the different types of

spatial data, the main R packages needed for the analysis of those types, and

present a selection of examples from a wide range of application areas. He

briefly illustrates how R can be used to visualize data in other software such as

Google Earth and Quantum GIS. He also looks at geological data, rainforests, cancer

cases, biological cells, and maps Australian states.

- Slides and scripts from the talk can be downloaded here as a zip file.

The Video is split over two YouTube clips.

Alec Stephenson is a Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, a former

Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore and a former

post-doc at Macquarie University. Alec is a mathematician, statistician and

programmer, and wrote several R packages when he was a PhD student at Lancaster

University, U.K., following undergraduate training at Warwick and Oxford. These

days he selfishly only writes code for himself, and has given all his publicly

available software away to other people who are younger and cleverer. He is

looking forward to becoming an Australian citizen in 2012.

Many thanks to Deloitte for providing an excellent venue.

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