Computing and Research Services Workshops

Spatial Data Analysis Using GeoDa ~ Thursday, January 9, 2014, 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon

Location: IBS Computing Lab, Room 150

Teacher: Frank Witmer, Research Associate, Institutions Program & Computing and Research Services, IBS

This workshop will introduce participants to working with spatial data and conducting spatial statistical analyses. We will discuss spatial data sources (online and from ESRI) and work with the data files to load them into GeoDa. GeoDa is an open source spatial data analysis and geovisualization software package that is freely available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Participants will use GeoDa to create choropleth maps, explore the data using linking and brushing techniques, and calculate spatial statistics such as Moran's I and Local Indicators of Spatial Association (LISA). Attendees are encouraged to bring their own spatial data or have research questions requiring spatial data. The third hour will be allocated to providing assistance in downloading online data and/or working with participants' existing data.

Workshop Materials