I am using ArcGIS at office for some visualization work, but I feel it kinda dump to performing the same tasks several times for visualizing some data on different maps. I am think of automating it using R.
I have come across several things,
sp package for R, ArcGIS for visualization, MapWindow for drawing maps, and another opensource Quantum GIS. But I puzzled on the relationship between. For example, if I use MapWindow to draw the maps, can I use only R for visualization work? And what's difference between R+
sp package and Quantum GIS + python + R?
I am definitely a newer here, and thanks for the help.
And a little bit more details here:
I am trying to visualize the location of beds in an elderly home which the elderly is infected with some bacteria, the bed will be shown red if the patient gets the bug, and shown green if the patient does not.
It is perfectly OK for me to use only ArcGIS if I only need to visualize the clustering of bacterial infection in one elderly home. But the problem is: I have 33 of them. And I don't like repetitive tasks to be done manually. So can I use R plus some kind of GIS system to do the repetitive task, and give me the 33 charts?