One of the benefits and challenges of working with R is that there are often several ways to accomplish the same thing. This post is a few years old (so there’s probably even more ways to do it now!), but it details five different methods of creating a choropleth map of US unemployment data.
DataCamp generously provides access to their premium courses to educators, and has done so for our use in Geovisualization. You will receive an email with a link to create a DataCamp account (or link your existing account to my course).
As I have discovered this mid-semester, I still have to decide how we are going to use this, but I will definitely be requiring at least the following two DataCamp courses be completed:
The following courses also look relevant to Geovisualization. Whether or not they are assigned, you should consider looking at them:
- Working with Geospatial Data in R
- Exploratory Data Analysis
- Data Visualization with ggplot2 (Part 2)
There may be others, but I am trying to be judicious.