Creating Maps In R

R-Ladies Auckland
R-Ladies Auckland
Public group

Room WZ501, WZ Building, AUT

6–24 St Paul Street · Auckland

How to find us

Go to new WZ Engineering building 6 Paul st - Campus map:

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We are very excited to have Dr Sarah Marshall from AUT as our speaker at this meetup.

A huge thanks to AUT for hosting in their new WZ building.

Time: 6:00 arrival for a 6:30pm start.

What to bring: laptops with R installed, arrive early if you are a beginner and would like help with your R install. Code templates to be provided via github on the day.

Description: Maps provide a powerful way of visualising geographic data. In this session we will explore how R can be used to create maps and gain insights from geographic data. This interactive session will use both global and NZ examples.

Bio: Dr Sarah Marshall is a senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at AUT. Sarah joined AUT in February 2014. Sarah completed her undergraduate studies in Economics, Psychology and Operations Research at Victoria University of Wellington. After graduating, she worked in the Australian stockbroking industry before returning to New Zealand to complete a Master of Science in Statistics and Operations Research at Victoria University of Wellington. Sarah completed her PhD in Management Science on the application of deterministic and stochastic models to product recovery systems at the University of Edinburgh in 2012. Sarah taught in the Department of Management Science at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow for three years before beginning her current position at AUT. Sarah is a member of the Mathematical Sciences Research Group and the Data Science Research Group. Her research focuses on the use of stochastic modelling to address problems of interest to business and industry. Examples of application areas include remanufacturing systems, inventory management and warranty costs analysis. Sarah has a keen interest in analytics is the Industry Liaison for the Master of Analytics. Sarah is a member of the ORSNZ Council and was co-chair of the 2016 Joint NZSA+ORSNZ Conference.

As with all our meetups all levels of R welcome, from beginners to regular users. Our meetups are about sharing knowledge and inspiring others.

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