UCSB Library GeoSpatial Data Carpentry I

November 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2019

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Instructors: Ryan Avery, Jon Jablonski, Mary Donovan

Helpers: Kristi Liu, Fernanda Ribeiro, Yuan Wu

General Information

Who: The course is aimed at graduate students and other researchers. You don't need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: Library Classroom 1312. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: November 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact: Please email library-collaboratory@ucsb.edu for more information.


Please be sure to complete these surveys before and after the workshop.

Pre-workshop Survey

Post-workshop Survey


Day 1: Thursday November 14

Before starting Pre-workshop survey
9:00 Introduction to Carpentry
9:15 Introduction to R and R Studio
10:45 Break
11:00 Exploring data frames
12:00 End

Day 2: Friday November 15

9:00 Data Frame Manipulation with dplyr
10:25 Break
10:40 Introduction to Geospatial Concepts
12:00 End

Day 3: Thursday, November 24

9:00 Intro to Raster Data in R and other Raster episodes 12:00 (END)



To participate in a Data Carpentry workshop, you will need access to the software described below. In addition, you will need an up-to-date web browser.

We maintain a list of common issues that occur during installation as a reference for instructors that may be useful on the Configuration Problems and Solutions wiki page.

The setup instructions for the Data Carpentry Geospatial workshops can be found at the workshop overview site.