New Course: Kelley Center Showcase - Mapping Census Data in R/Choroplethr

Mapping Census Data in R/Choroplethr


Do you want to learn more about U.S. Decennial Census and American Community Survey and use it to support your research? Do you want to see how modern technology can enhance your census research?

This workshop will teach you basics of U.S. Decennial Census and American Community Survey, as well as showcase how to use the choroplethr package developed by Ari Lamstein as well as Census API to visualize Census demographic data in R.

Online Registration

Date and Time:

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Friday, April 2, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm


Zoom. Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to you a day before the workshop if you sign up.


Experience with R would be helpful, but not required. Please installed RStudio before the class: Download the RStudio IDE - RStudio



Contact Information:


Alden Sears is a third-year undergraduate studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University. He develops LibGuides and other online training materials for the Fondren Library’s Kelley Center for Government Information, Data, and Geospatial Services, in collaboration with other Fondren staff and students. As part of the Federal Depository Library Program, the Kelley Center connects Fondren Library patrons to different types of U.S. government information, including government data. Alden adapts this mission to resources useful for data analysis and visualization in the R programming language.