Mapping With Shapefiles in R – Getting Started
Geographic data is often available as a shapefile, and there’s plenty of heavy software to get that data in a map. R is an open source option, and as a bonus, much of the work can be done in a few lines of code.
To access this full tutorial and download the source code you must be a member. (If you are already a member, log in here.)
Gain unlimited access to hundreds of hours worth of step-by-step visualization courses and tutorials for insight and presentation — all while supporting an independent site. Source code and data is included so that you can more easily apply what you learn in your own work.
The tutorials are very helpful to move from "Oooo, cool!" to how to actually DO the cool.
Members also recieve a weekly newsletter, The Process, which looks more closely at the tools, the rules, and the guidelines and how they work in practice.
See samples of everything you gain access to:
More Tutorials See All →
A Course for Visualizing Time Series Data in R
Learn to visualize temporal patterns in a couple of days.
Downloading Your Email Metadata
Email provides a window into who we interact with and what we do. This tutorial describes how to get that data in the format you want.
3-D Printing: How to Prepare the Data in R
Moving your data from the digital screen to something more physical isn’t as tricky as it seems. Here’s how I did it.