Making maps with R

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 19:00

This month we'll be learning how to visualise geographical data using the R programming language.

R is a popular programming language that specialises in data analysis, cleaning, and producing data-driven graphics. We'll be learning how to produce our own maps from data, and we’ll also cover the basics of R, and how to get started with the language.

Bring a laptop along as this is a practical, hands-on workshop. No programming experience is required. However, if you feel comfortable doing so, please install R ( and R Studio ( If you have trouble doing that, don't worry, we will help you on the day.

Please make sure you're signed up to Dropbox to view our shared doc ( — and add links to anything data or journalism-related you've seen or worked on to the show and tell section!

To complete your registration please fill in this form (, which is a security requirement from Bloomberg. Anybody who's details aren't entered into this form won't be allowed in. You will also need to bring some form of identification -- this can be anything with your name on it, such as a driving licence, bank card, or work pass.


7:00 Doors open
7:30 Show and tell
7:40 Tutorial
9:00 Drinks at the Sugarloaf

What is Journocoders?

Journocoders is a monthly meetup for journalists and others working in the media to learn and share technical skills for use in their reporting. We aim to bring the culture of knowledge sharing from the tech industry to journalism and give people the chance to learn and network in a supportive environment with likeminded individuals.


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