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Introduction to Geospatial Raster and Vector Data with R

Become a high-skilled geospatial professional

In this training workshop, organized by the Center of Expertise in Big Geodata Science (CRIB), participants will embark on a journey through the fundamentals of geospatial data analysis using R. With its excellent statistical capabilities and a huge package ecosystem, R supports transparent data analysis workflows with an emphasize on reproducible research. Geospatial R packages, such as sf, raster, and leaflet, enable complex geospatial studies and strikingĀ visualizations that facilitate getting insights from geospatial datasets. Join us to learn how to use R to access, analyze, and visualize spatial data!

The workshop covers the following aspects:

Participants must have access to a computer with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed, see the setup instructions for the details.


21-22 August 2024 (One and a half day training)


ITC Building, Room LA 2301
Hallenweg 8, 7522 NH Enschede


The participants do not need prior knowledge of the R packages this workshop teaches. However, we expect the participants to have a working knowledge of R and a basic understanding of geospatial data types and formats.


Registration is required to attend the workshop, which is open to all UT staff and students.Ā 

The capacity is limited to 25 people. In case of more registrations, the participants will be selected considering the balance between staff and students with a priority to ITC staff and students.

Please register by filling out the registration form until 12 August 2024.

Registration confirmation will be sent to the participants on 14 August 2024.


ir. J.H. Gohil MSc (Jay)
Ignacio Urria Yáñez MSc
PhD Researcher

PhD Researcher in the Urbanism Department of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at TU Delft.


Day 1

9:00 - 9:15

Welcome and Ice Breaker

9:15 - 10:00

Open and Plot Raster Data

10:00 - 10:30

Raster Calculations

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:30

Open and Plot Vector Data

11:30 - 12:00

Explore Vector Data Attributes

12:00 - 13:00


13:15 - 14:00

Plot Multiple Vector and Raster Layers

14:00 - 14:30

Handling and Changing Spatial Projection

14:30 - 14:45

Coffee Break

14:45 - 15:30

Creating and Manipulating Vector Data

15:30 - 16:15

Manipulate Raster Data

16:15 - 16:30



End of Day 1

Day 2

9:00 - 9:15

Recap of Day 1

9:15 - 10:30

Analysis and Plot Raster Time Series

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45

Create Publication-quality Graphics

11:45 - 12:00




For more information or questions, please contact ir. Jay Gohil (j.h.gohil@utwente.nl).