Exploratory mapping with R

Reuben Fischer-Baum

Pros and cons

Why you should do this

  • Much better than QGIS at data handling (no more csvts or field calculcators!)
  • Reuseable code 😍
  • Much faster to set up than d3 mapping
  • You already know R and want everything in one place

Why you shouldn't do this

  • Limited projections
  • Few “geoprocessing” tools
  • Complicated maps become very big files (issue for speed and exporting)
  • Code can't be reused in the front-end

Let's make a map!