Hello CASA0005 course and a warm welcome to the CASA0005 Geographic Information Systems and Science online pratical handbook. This website is hosted on GitHub and holds all the practical instructions and data. Data used within the practicals is available online, however occasionally websites can undergo maintenance or be inaccessible due to political factors such as government shutdowns. Accessing this data is explained in the section hello GIS.


Thanks to the following people who have either contributed directly or provided code in repositories that have helped me style this book:

The R package and analysis artwork used within this book has been produced by allison_horst, whilst artwork used in information boxes has been produced by Desirée De Leon. You can find Allison’s images on the stats illustration GitHub repository and Desirée’s on the rstudio4edu GitHub repository.

I’ve certainly learnt a lot from their open code repositories!

  1. The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, https://twitter.com/andymaclachlan

  2. The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, https://twitter.com/adam_dennett