Session Summary:

Interactive maps are indispensable tools for exploring spatial datasets because of their real-world context and intuitiveness. For a comprehensive understanding of the data, it is often necessary to switch between several map layers (such as states and counties) and to analyze multiple variables simultaneously - both of which are challenging. In this talk, I will show how we can overcome these challenges using the leafdown package, which allows us to create multi-layer maps embedded in Shiny apps.

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Session Details


11:10 AM to 11:15 AM

Potomac D

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Andreas Hofheinz

Andreas is a consultant at d-fine and maintainer of the leafdown R package. He is passionate about interactive data visualizations and interpretable machine learning. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics and an M.Sc. in Statistics from LMU Munich.