Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät - Wirtschaftsgeographie

Summer School on Spatial Analysis with R: The case of Dar es Salaam

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Summer School at ARU, Dar es Salaam

Spatial Analysis with R. The case of Dar es Salaam

Location: Ardhi University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Start: Monday, 11. September 2023
End: Monday, 18. September 2023

The aim of this 8-day summer school is to impart basic knowledge alongside selecting advanced methods in the field of geographic information systems (GIS) using R. R is a powerful open-source programming language that offers a suitable environment for statistical data analysis and graphical representation. In its most current version, R can handle many analytical tasks of GIS some of which will be covered in the training including: Introduction to R and the R-Studio development environment; spatial data analysis and interpretation; applying basic GIS methods; processing vector and raster data; classification methods; introduction to spatial data visualisation; and thematic maps and diagrams output. Data from both administrative authorities and Open Street Map (OSM) of Dar es Salaam region will be used as examples. These data sources will also be employed in an excursion to selected city areas, where current challenges attributed to urban development will be on display. After a theoretical introduction to the relevant topics, the focus will shift to more practical cases and exercises.

This Summer School is intended for Master and PhD students at Ardhi University and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. Students with background in spatial related issues and competence in using Windows computers will be preferred. Moreover, to become an effective participant in the summer school, you will be required to come with a Windows laptop that has a minimum of 8 GB RAM.

Please send your CV (maximum 2 pages) and a one page application letter (explaining why you want to take part in the summer school programme, and how spatial analysis with R is relevant to your study) to Mr. Albert Nyiti ( / and Ms. Mariam Genes ( / by 28th August, 2023.

Please find a detailed program with activities here. Do not hesitate to contact the following for further details and/or any question(s):

Mr. Albert Nyiti - +255 745 870 094

Ms. Mariam Genes - +255 624 068 189