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Does anyone know some good tutorials to handle spatial data in R? I know that there are some packages like rgdal and maptools but I haven't actually found usefull tutorials to get in touch with the basic functions (read, plot, change symbology, join data, etc.) and/or to get a broader overview what are the acutal capabilites of R for spatial analysis and manipulation of Spatial data. Also recomendations for books, papers, blogs, etc. would be warmly welcome.

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Johannes

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Not tutorials as such, but still recommended, in case you haven't checked these out: geodacenter.asu.edu/projects/rsp, cran.r-project.org/web/views/Spatial.html, stat.math.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/R-SIG-Geo –  Paulo Jan 6 '13 at 19:12
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There's quite a few resources for learning 'spatial' R online, some of the better ones are:

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Thanks for these very usefull links! After a first look I really liked Frank Davenporst notes. They come with a lot of code. Barry Rowlingsons Site is also very helpfull and gives a good overview as well as examples. So I'll try to make my way through this! :) –  Dspanes Jan 7 '13 at 8:58
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A couple I've found useful:

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awesome. thank you also for the literature advice! –  Dspanes Jan 7 '13 at 12:09
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Worth mentioning that ASDAR book has a website with code and data download –  radek Jan 7 '13 at 12:13
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Few more from my side:

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thanks for your advices!! –  Dspanes Jan 7 '13 at 12:10
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Dr Alec Stephenson talk on Exploring spatial data with R: Slides and scripts

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I'd like to add to the list:

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This book is really extensive, not only about R but about Open Source GIS and data sources as well. Thank you very much for sharing this link. –  Dspanes Jan 11 '13 at 9:13
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data visualization in the R language: Code School - Try R

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Barely. This is a very basic intro to R. It doesn't include a real GIS component, only an example of a matrix as a treasure map. –  Suz Mar 2 '13 at 19:36
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