Welcome! I’m Kyle Walker, and here is some information about my current work:

  • I’m an R developer actively working on the following packages:
    • tidycensus, which helps R users get demographic & spatial data from the US Census Bureau ready-to-go for use in their analyses;
    • tigris, which downloads US Census Bureau spatial data and loads it directly into R as simple features objects;
    • mapboxapi, an R interface to Mapbox web services. Use the package to optimize routes, draw isochrones, read and write vector tiles, use custom Mapbox maps in Leaflet projects, and more;
    • crsuggest, which gives R users projected coordinate system suggestions for their spatial datasets.
  • I’m an academic researching data science and visualization tools for spatial demography. I’m currently teaching courses in exploratory data analysis with Python and introductory Urban Studies.
  • I am Director of Research at a boutique data science and strategy firm, where we use cutting-edge geospatial & machine learning methods to improve companies’ business outcomes.
  • I also take on small consulting projects through my personal firm, Walker Data, where I help clients learn R for their personal and professional projects.

If you are interested in working with me, send me a note at and let’s discuss your idea!

Kyle Walker


Welcome! I’m Kyle Walker, and here is some information about my current work:

  • I’m an R developer actively working on the following packages:
    • tidycensus, which helps R users get demographic & spatial data from the US Census Bureau ready-to-go for use in their analyses;
    • tigris, which downloads US Census Bureau spatial data and loads it directly into R as simple features objects;
    • mapboxapi, an R interface to Mapbox web services. Use the package to optimize routes, draw isochrones, read and write vector tiles, use custom Mapbox maps in Leaflet projects, and more;
    • crsuggest, which gives R users projected coordinate system suggestions for their spatial datasets.
  • I’m an academic researching data science and visualization tools for spatial demography. I’m currently teaching courses in exploratory data analysis with Python and introductory Urban Studies.
  • I am Director of Research at a boutique data science and strategy firm, where we use cutting-edge geospatial & machine learning methods to improve companies’ business outcomes.
  • I also take on small consulting projects through my personal firm, Walker Data, where I help clients learn R for their personal and professional projects.

If you are interested in working with me, send me a note at and let’s discuss your idea!