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Practical GIS for Demography

April 8, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT

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We will provide all the software tools (no installation needed)

 

Content:

Geographically referenced data sets are becoming increasingly common.

In spatial analysis of demographic data, three common spatial indices are used: points, lines, and polygons. Through interspersed hands on exercises, we will: obtain, shape, and visualize demographic data over space. We will briefly discuss the motivation for incorporating geographic association into downstream models.

 

Below is an example of what we will produce with [R]

1) Obtain GPS locations of In-N-Out’s obtained from the Google Radar API

2) Compute their generated Voronoi Tesselation to address spatial competition

3) Aggregate Census 2010 tract-level population counts into these competing geographies

 

No background knowledge of [R] will be required. The exercises are introductory. We will also highlight alternative software tools to achieve similar goals, such as GrassGIS and Stata

 

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Details

Date:
April 8, 2016
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Event Category:
Website:
http://goo.gl/forms/oLrgyVz5Xu

Venue

CCPR Seminar Room
4240 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Organizer

Mike Tzen

Details

Date:
April 8, 2016
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Event Category:
Website:
http://goo.gl/forms/oLrgyVz5Xu

Venue

CCPR Seminar Room
4240 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States

Organizer

Mike Tzen