WestGrid advanced-computing workshop series: Basics of GIS mapping in R
This workshop is part of the Westgrid advanced computing workshop series.
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This workshop introduces the basics of GIS data manipulation and mapping in R with the packages sf and tmap. We will use data on the retreat of North American glaciers as an example.
Prerequisites: To fully benefit from this workshop, you should know how to run code in R (whether or not you use an IDE and which IDE you use is up to you).
Software: If you want to follow along, please make sure to have an up-to-date version of R and to install the following packages: sf, tmap, tidyverse, rnaturalearth, rnaturalearthdata, and grid.
About the presenters:
Marie-Helene Burle Prior to entering the realm of computing, Marie-Helene Burle spent 15 years roaming the globe from the High Arctic to uninhabited Sub-Antarctic islands or desert tropical atolls, conducting bird and mammal research (she calls those her "years running after penguins"). As a PhD candidate in behavioural and evolutionary biology at Simon Fraser University, she "fell" into Emacs, R, and Linux. This turned Marie into an advocate for open source tools and improved computing literacy for all, as well as better coding practices and more reproducible workflows in science. She started to contribute to the open source community, became a Software and Data Carpentry Instructor, and worked at the SFU Research Commons providing programming support to researchers. She is thrilled to be continuing in this direction with HPC and new languages at WestGrid. When not behind a computer, Marie loves reading history books and looking for powder in the British Columbia backcountry on skis.
Alex Razoumov is a training and visualization coordinator in WestGrid / Compute Canada. He has a keen interest in difficult computational problems, with a PhD in computational astrophysics from the University of British Columbia and postdoctoral experience in Urbana–Champaign, San Diego, Oak Ridge, and Halifax. He has worked on numerical models ranging from galaxy formation to core-collapse supernovae and stellar hydrodynamics, and has developed a number of computational fluid dynamics and radiative transfer codes and techniques. Alex has been with Compute Canada in one role or another since 2009. He is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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- Thursday, April 8, 2021
- 2:00pm - 3:30pm