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Sudo Make me a (London) Map

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A review of Python and R libraries that allow users to easily work with shapefiles and geographic data, and create thematic maps . We will comment on ease of use and advantages/disadvantages of each ecosystem when it comes to novice users.

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There are many specialised tools to visualise geographic data. However, they are often expensive and have a significant learning curve. Free libraries in Python and R, enable users to not only work with shapefiles but also perform a variety of exploratory analyses and visualisations. In this talk we will look at London road works data and we use a variety of libraries in Python and R to analyse and create thematic maps. We will comment on ease of use and advantages/disadvantages of each ecosystem when it comes to novice users.

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