While the previous worksheets provided at least some pre-selected information, it is time to come up with your idea, your story, your analysis, your map.
ESRI story map — as part of ArcGIS online, ESRI provides an app for easily creating story maps. As the time of this writing, non-commercial user accounts are free of charge. Please double check the present licensing information prior to using ArcGIS online for creating story maps using a free account.
R Studio — we recommend to use R Studio for (interactive) programming with R. You can download R Studio from the official web page.
If you want something to play with, here is some data:
Field survey 2007 as shape data set - a 2007 field survey data set as ESRI shape data set can be downloaded from here. The data set has been collected by T. Leyens which has been funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). For more information, please refer to this report.
Field survey 2014 subset 01 - a subset of the 2014 field survey data set can be downloaded from here.
Field survey 2014 subset 01 as shape data set - a subset of the 2014 field survey data set as ESRI shape data set can be downloaded from here.
Field survey 2014 species - a subset of the 2014 field survey data providing natural and agricultural species occurrences can be downloaded from here.
Fogo DEM and NDVI - a digital elevation model derived from SRTM observations and a Landsat based NDVI from 2013 can be downloaded from here.
To tell a story, you need a story. So let's get started:
Find a story.
Collect your information and formulate some guiding analysis questions
Analyze your information following your guiding questions. This is where R starts!
Prepare publication quality graphics and prepare your final story map using ArcGIS online.
New code examples in R for this year's school
More code examples directly relevant for the school of 2014
Some more examples on various topics from the school of 2014