This workshop will introduce participants to functions and packages that allow them to import, process and display geospatial raster data. Mainly based on the raster package, the participants will learn to apply introductory Geographic Information Science (GIS) methods in R. They will learn how to import raster files and prepare them for analysis. Participants will then enabled to apply local, focal, zonal and global operations on these raster images as well as standard techniques like clipping, masking and merging raster images. They will learn how to display raster images and how to create a hillshade and 3D digital elevation model.
This workshop will allow participants to answer quantitative questions about geographic areas for which data in defined boundaries does not exist.