The SLU Data Science Seminar is the host of Chris Prener’s openGIS project. The project is a collaborative effort with SLU students to curate and host GIS data about the St. Louis area in an accessible manner. We also maintain several R packages that contain tools for working with spatial data. If you are interested in participating in either data curation or R software development, please email Chris. You can learn more about the openGIS project on its website.