Reading spatial data from SQL Server with DBI and wk (not sf)

There are quite a few ways to interact with MS SQL Server from R, but things seem more limited when it comes to spatial data. I figured out a way to have my cake and eat it too.

A Dissertation, Completed

Reflecting on things I wish I'd known when I started graduate school.

Computing in the Cloud with Google and RStudio

I used Google Cloud Platform to do some heavy lifting with R. Here's a quick guide to get started.

Generating networks from rasters with R

Making networks out of rasters turned out to be trivial with R.

Generating networks from polylines with ArcGIS

Converting a polyline layer to a network object isn't conceptually complicated, but implementation can be finicky. Here's one way to do it with ArcGIS.