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openGIS

The SLU Data Science Seminar, which Chris is a founding co-organizer of, is the host of Chris’s openGIS project. The project is a collaborative effort with SLU students to curate and host GIS data about the St. Louis area in an accessible manner. We also maintain several R packages that contain tools for working with spatial data that orginiates locally as well as more general R tools for working with spatial data.

Data

The openGIS project is focused on providing easy access to spatial data about the City of St. Louis. We are currently working on producing demographic estimates for 2010 and 2016 at a variety of local extents, including precincts, wards, and neighborhoods, and have released data on other local social phenomena as well.

Software

Released R Packages

areal

Website GitHub CRAN

biscale

Website GitHub CRAN

compstatr

Website GitHub CRAN

qualmap

Website GitHub CRAN

stlcsb

Website GitHub CRAN

R Packages in Progress

censusxy

GitHub

gateway

GitHub

postmastr

GitHub

pysalr

GitHub

tidyseg

GitHub

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Christopher Prener
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Publications

. areal: An R package for areal weighted interpolation. In Journal of Urban Affairs, 2019.

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