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Would you like to get out of your bubble while learning something new that will benefit your research? Work together with your peers during this interactive workshop to learn how to work with geospatial data using R: analyze and visualize raster and vector data, understand coordinate reference systems and more.

Event details of Amsterdam Science Park Study Group workshop – Working with geospatial data in R
Start date 22 March 2021
End date 23 March 2021
Time 09:00

Target group

The course is aimed at masters students, PhD students, postdocs and researchers. It is important for the organizers to know how many participants will be there so we can make sure there are enough helpers, so please reserve your space in advance. We will restrict the course to a maximum of 30 participants. You should have a basic working knowledge of R, but you don't need to have any previous experience working with geospatial data. 

What you need

If you would like to refresh your R skills before the course, you can complete this lesson. You should have a computer with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that you have administrative privileges on, a solid internet connection and you should download the data and install R and RStudio on your computer before the course.

Online course

We will meet using Zoom or Discord. Each session will begin in the main room with a short presentation by the instructor to help you get started with the module. Participants will then go to breakout rooms to work together on the module in groups of 2-3. Instructors and helpers will be available at all times for questions and problem solving.


We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. If we can help making learning easier for you, please get in touch (by sending an email to and we will try our best to help.

This event is organised by Amsterdam Science Park Study group, a group of UvA Faculty of Science researchers and students who organise free, interactive workshops for other students and researchers.