Jasper Slingsby provided a neat overview of handling spatial data in R. This includes a bunch of useful tips and tricks:

  • Installing and setting up R
  • Projections of spatial data
  • Working with point, polygon and raster data
  • Visualising and writing spatial data
  • Big data in R

Here are the links to Jasper's blogs on these topics:

1) Getting started: http://www.ecologi.st/post/2017-04-01-PrimerSpatialData/

2) A practical example: http://www.ecologi.st/post/spatial-data-in-r-2-a-practical-example/

3) Big data and memory management: http://www.ecologi.st/post/big-spatial-data/