How to create choropleth maps in R

When: Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Where: ACIA - Aon Ireland - Metropolitan Building, James Joyce Street

Our next meetup will be on Tuesday 19th June. It would be great if you could join us. The plan for the evening:18:00-18:30 Refreshments & networking18:30-18:45 Intro and shout outs18:45-20:00 Presentation/workshop – How to create choropleth maps in R – Jillian Delaney (feel free to bring your laptops to reproduce Jillian’s code)20:00-20:15 Q&A and wrap up Our guest speaker Jillian Delaney will explain what choropleth maps are, when to use them and how to create them in R. She is currently working on a project on tourism in Ireland where choropleth maps have proved invaluable. They are a very efficient data visualisation technique. Here are some examples: (don’t mind the typo in the link! it is c-h-o-r-o-p-l-e-t-h đŸ™‚ Jillian is a statistician in the Methodology Division of the Central Statistics Office. Prior to that she was a programmer. Jillian studied Mathematics and Philosophy at University College Cork. She has a master’s degree in Official Statistics from the University of Southampton and currently is undertaking a part time PhD in Social Statistics. Her research topic is small area estimation methods that are a powerful way to bridge gaps in data. Jillian works with tools such as R, SAS, SPSS and previously Python.Outside of work, she enjoys travelling in Ireland and abroad, yoga, meditation, theatre and music, including playing the Irish harp. Big thanks to ACIA for hosting and sponsoring the meetup!