Heatmaps and Pointmaps using ggmap
March 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
This workshop, led by Rebecca Henderson, will focus on learning to produce heatmaps and pointmaps using the Google maps platform. Heatmaps can be used to represent population density, per-capita income, social views, and many other geographically important measurements.
There is some prep work to do beforehand if you’d like to actively follow along at the workshop:
This workshop requires an API console key. Using Google Maps to a certain degree is free, but you must enable billing.
Medium wrote a good article explaining the process to help you: https://medium.com/superkoders/ultimate-guide-to-google-maps-d86ad945636a
You’ll also need to install the following packages if you don’t have them already. You can do this by running the line
install.packages(c(“gdata”, “tidyverse”, “ggmap”, “viridis”))
If you have trouble, feel free to reach out to us at [masked].
See you then! As usual, those who want to head with us to Milos’ afterwards are welcome!