This is the online home of Geocomputation with R, a book on geographic data analysis, visualization and modeling.
Inspired by the Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial (FOSS4G) movement, the code and prose underlying this book are open, ensuring that the content is reproducible, transparent, and accessible. Hosting the source code on GitHub allows anyone to contribute new content and typo fixes for the benefit of everyone. The online version of the book is hosted at geocompr.robinlovelace.net and kept up-to-date by GitHub Actions. Its current ‘build status’ as follows:
This version of the book was built on GH Actions on 2022-01-17.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
bookdown makes editing a book as easy as editing a wiki, provided you have a GitHub account (sign-up at github.com). Once logged-in to GitHub, click on the ‘Edit this page’ icon in the right panel of the book website. This will take you to an editable version of the the source R Markdown file that generated the page you’re on.
To raise an issue about the book’s content (e.g. code not running) or make a feature request, check-out the issue tracker.
Maintainers and contributors must follow this repository’s CODE OF CONDUCT.
The quickest way to reproduce the contents of the book if you’re new to geographic data in R may be in the web browser, thanks to Binder. Clicking on the link below should open a new window containing RStudio Server in your web browser, enabling you to open chapter files and running code chunks to test that the code is reproducible.
If you see something like the image below, congratulations, it’s worked and you can start exploring Geocomputation with R in a cloud-based environment (while being aware of mybinder.org user guidelines):
install.packages("remotes") remotes::install_github("geocompr/geocompkg") remotes::install_github("nowosad/spData") remotes::install_github("nowosad/spDataLarge") # During development work on the 2nd edition you may also need dev versions of # other packages to build the book, e.g.,: remotes::install_github("rspatial/terra") remotes::install_github("mtennekes/tmap")
After installing the book’s dependencies, you can rebuild the book for testing and educational purposes.
To do this download and unzip or clone the book’s source code.
After opening the
geocompr.Rproj project in RStudio (or opening the folder in another IDE such as VS Code), you should be able to reproduce the contents with the following command:
See the project’s GitHub repo for full details on reproducing the book.
If you find the book useful, please support it by:
- Telling people about it in person
- Communicating about the book in digital media, e.g., via the #geocompr hashtag on Twitter (see our Guestbook at geocompr.github.io) or by letting us know of courses using the book
- Citing or linking-to it
- ‘Starring’ the geocompr GitHub repository
- Reviewing it, e.g., on Amazon or Goodreads
- Asking questions about or making suggestion on the content via GitHub or Twitter.
- Buying a copy
Further details can be found at github.com/Robinlovelace/geocompr.