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Handling spatial data

Handling Spatial Data in R has always been a bit daunting but in our final SEEC Stats Toolbox Seminar for 2016, Jasper Slingsby (SAEON Fynbos Node) took us through some of the basics. His seminar provided many useful tips for working with spatial data in R and gave us insight into the utility of R for spatial analyses.  For example, by stacking raster layers we are able to deal with the stack as an object to draw out some interesting patterns and relate biological data to environmental variables. Analyses can be run in parallel to save time. You can also animate change over time and pull in google maps to better explore the terrain. If you are interested in trying your hand at this, check out the following link where you can find Jasper’s code and some example data. Thank you for your support over the last 5 months. We look forward to seeing you next year!