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Geospatial analysis in R

Virtual workshop on Zoom
November 14 and 15, 2024 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm


Dr. Tim Elrick is the Director of the Geographic Information Centre (GIC) at McGill University


This workshop will introduce participants to functions and methods of geospatial analysis in the realm of Geographic Information Science (GIScience). Participants start out with descriptive statistics on geospatial datasets. The workshop will continue to introduce participants to point pattern analysis (based on nearest neighbours and density), cluster analysis (Moran’s I based on differently constructed weights), interpolation methods (Thiessen polygons, inverse distance weighting and kriging) as well as geographically weighted regression analysis.

This workshop will allow participants to answer questions in which geographic or geospatial variables, e.g. the location or relational distances of events, play a role in explaining phenomena.

Registration fees

100$  -  Student and postdoctoral fellow
200$  -  Staff from a QICSS member university*
300$  -  Any other category

Registration fees must be paid by credit card. Federal and Provincial taxes are not included.


A minimum of 10 participants is required to run the workshop. Registered participants will be refunded if the minimum enrolment is not met.


* QICSS’ member institutions: Université de Montréal, McGill University, Concordia University, UQAM, INRS-UCS, Université de Sherbrooke, Université Laval, Université du Québec and HEC Montréal.

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