Data Carpentry Geospatial Workshop

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

This workshop is designed to teach both general geospatial concepts, but also build capacity related to the use of the "R" programming language for data management skills.  The learner will find out how to use "R" with geospatial data, particularly geospatial raster and vector data.  The workshop lessons include:
- Introduction to Geospatial Concepts to help the learner understand data structures and common storage and transfor formats for spatial data. The goal of this lesson is to provide an introduction to core geospatial data concepts. It is intended as a pre-requisite for the R for Raster and Vector Data lesson for learners who have no prior experience working with geospatial data.

- Introduction to R for Geospatial Data to help the learner import data into $, cacluate summary statistics, and create publication-quality graphics by providing an introduction to the R programming language.

- Introduction to Geospatial Raster and Vector Data with R in which the learner will open, work with, and plot vector and raster-format spatial data in R.   This lesson provides a more in-depth introduction to visualization (focusing on geospatial data), and working with data structures unique to geospatial data.  It assumes that learners are already familiar with both geospatial data concepts and the core concepts of R.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
François Michonneau
Erin Becker
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Capacity building
Data conversion
Data handling
Data wrangling
Geographic Information System (GIS)
Geospatial data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Data Carpentry
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Interactive Resource - requires a user to take action or make a request in order for the content to be understood, executed or experienced.
Contact Person(s): 
François Michonneau
Erin Becker
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Course - series of units and lessons used to teach the skills and knowledge required by its curriculum.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Software engineer
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Undergraduate student
Data professional
Citizen scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)