A Dive Into Some Global Flooding Data I always like to keep a look out for interesting open data sets. One great resource for such things is Jeremy Singer-Vine’s Data is Plural weekly newsletter that brings together a collection of “useful, curious datasets” for us all to enjoy and wrangle with. One that cropped up last week was The Dartmouth Flood Observatory’s Global Archive of Large Flood Events.
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UPDATE: We’ve just done an update to this tutorial on our new blog using R Spatial’s new simple features package! It’s a much nicer workflow than the one below so head over to Multivariate Dot-Denisty Maps in R with sf and ggplot2 now to check it out. Cheers! Background I recently came across Eric Fisher’s brilliant collection of dot density maps that show racial and ethnic divisions within US cities.
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