Analyze City Data Using R and Tableau

Offered By
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In this Guided Project, you will:

Use R and RStudio to create a function to make requests to the OpenStreeMaps.org API using address from the San Francisco buildings permits dataset

Explore and filter the San Francisco's buildings permits data. Transform it using basic string cleaning techniques to generate a new clean dataset

Leverage Tableau to analyze a dataset based on San Francisco's buildings permits dataset to gain insights on the metropolitan are development

Clock90 Minutes
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

By the end of this project, you will create, clean, explore and analyze San Francisco’s building permit public data. We will use OpenStreetMap API to find the geo-coordinates of buildings using R and RStudio and we will analyze the final results in Tableau. You will learn basic data cleaning techniques using R, create a function to make requests to the OpenStreeMaps API and leverage Tableau to generate insights. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We're currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

R ProgrammingTableau SoftwareGeocodingRstudioOpenStreeMaps

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. R/RStudio Notebooks, Code Chunks, Environment setup and Packages Installation/Load

  2. Creating an R function to make REST API request to the OpenStreetMaps API

  3. Perform basic data cleaning and filtering techniques using R

  4. Preparing Queries and Making API Requests to the OpenStreetMaps API

  5. Buildings Permit Analysis in Tableau, working with Maps and Pages

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