Next Tuesday (April 4) at 9am PT I will be hosting a webinar with Kyle Walker about the tigris package in R. In addition to creating the Tigris package, Kyle is also a Professor of Geography at Texas Christian University.
If you are interested in R, Mapping and US Census Geography then I encourage you to attend!
The Tigris package allows you to download shapefiles directly from the US Census Bureau and import them into your R session, all without leaving the R console! From there you can render the map with your favorite graphics library.
Kyle will explain what shapefiles the Census Bureau has available, and also give a demonstration of how to use Tigris. After the presentation, there will be a live Q&A session.
You can learn more and register here: www.arilamstein.com/.../