Scraping the Web in R

There are times when we need to scrape some data from a website to use in our analyses. In a perfect world, the provider of the data would provide a csv or json download but let’s face it… we do not live in a perfect world and often data that is posted to the internet is done by people who really do not care about subseqent use by others (else they would have made it easy to use rather than just showing it).

Setting up PostGIS on GCP

OK, so here we are, in the midst of COVID-19. What a great time to start a new project and learn a new skill. I’m focusing on developing a bit of my golang chops and the Google Cloud Platform knowledge to see if we can use these as our primary backends for teaching and research needs at work.

Code Sample

The following are two code samples using syntax highlighting.