Web Scraping & Mapping {orcas} Encounters

web scraping
Web scraping with {rvest} & mapping with {leaflet}

Jadey Ryan


April 20, 2023

Slides Code


📆 April 20, 2023 // 15-minute talk
🏨 Seattle, WA
🆓 R-Ladies Seattle and Seattle useR Group


R-Ladies Seattle invited me to give a talk for the ‘R in the Outdoors’ meetup. This was my first in-person talk of my professional career! I used this as an opportunity to learn new skills through a personal project. I’ve always had an affinity for the Southern Resident Killer Whales in the Salish Sea. The Center for Whale Research does a lot of really fascinating and important work monitoring their population. They post their survey data on their website; each encounter with the orcas is a separate webpage. Lately, I’ve been curious and intimidated by web scraping so I decided this would make a great case study and personal project.

I ended up also going to the Seattle useR Group lightning talks meetup afterwards and spontaneously gave the same presentation there!



BibTeX citation:
  author = {Ryan, Jadey},
  title = {Web {Scraping} \& {Mapping} \{Orcas\} {Encounters}},
  date = {2023-04-20},
  url = {https://jadeyryan.com/talks/2023-04-20_rladies_orcas-web-scraping},
  langid = {en}
For attribution, please cite this work as:
Ryan, Jadey. 2023. “Web Scraping & Mapping {Orcas} Encounters.” April 20, 2023. https://jadeyryan.com/talks/2023-04-20_rladies_orcas-web-scraping.