AIG News 128 is available now!

The latest edition of AIG News, the Australian Institute of Geoscientists member newsletter is now available in full colour and digital format and best of all FREE for all readers!

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Inside this latest issue…

aig_news_128From Your President; Institute News; Text Book Review: Exploring Earth & Environmental Science; NSW Branch Report; Education News; Membership Updates & Registered Professional Geoscientists Applications; Welcome Improvement in Australian Geoscientist Employment; Bentonite Tephrostratigraphy and Geochronology of Richly Fossiliferous Upper Cretaceous Continental Strata in the Western Interior Basin, North America; The geology and genesis of the Two-Thirty prospect Northparkes district, NSW; John Forrest Geotrail – Geotourist Route next to the Darling Fault, Swan View, WA; Reporting Industrial Mineral Exploration Results According to the JORC Code; Professional Issues Subcommittee Survey of Members; Gold17@Rotorua Conference; AIG Edumine Campus; Events Calendar; AIG Council & AIG News


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Digging Deeper

Save the Date

This year Digging Deeper 2017 will be held on Wednesday 6 December 2017 at the Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre.

A preliminary program and registration information will be available at a future date.

Special Mappt Offer for AIG Members

Mappt is a GIS data collection mobile app for Android devices developed by Takor Group, a  Western Australian start up from Perth looking to help geoscientits and environmental practitioners cut down their field work.

Australian Institute of Geoscientists members have access to an exclusive membership offer for Mappt Mobile GIS!

Mappt™ is a powerful mobile GIS and data collection app that allows you to create, edit, store and share geographic data using your tablet or mobile phone.

It’s super easy to use and works offline so viewing and collecting data in remote areas or out in the field is simple and efficient. Mappt also integrates with all major desktop GIS software.

Mappt is offering AIG members a full 12 month subscription to Mappt Standard for only $19!

Mappt Standard is normally $19 per month so you’re buying 1 month and getting 11 months FREE!

Top features include:

  • Offline GPS tracking records your journey with no need for WiFi or 4G.
  • Geotagged photos give your important data a visual element.
  • Drop down forms for faster data collection.
  • On-screen annotation to draw, add text and create shapes over your data.
  • Import unlimited sized imagery including satellite, aerial, geological, topographic and elevation.
  • Geofencing capabilities to make sure you never breach a boundary.

Use your exclusive CANFA member promo code to save a massive $209.00!  You can retrieve the code by logging in to the AIG Membership portal (Member Login button at the top of every web site page)

Click Here to Learn More.

*Mappt is currently only available on Android devices

*Members can use one code per person.
*Members must purchase offer before 1st December.

If you’d like to learn more about Mappt’s innovative features, please explore the Mappt website or check out the following blog posts:

2017 Member Advantage Satisfaction Survey


Member Advantage is again running its annual Satisfaction Survey. AIG Members have been invited to participate in the survey.

Member Advantage invites you to complete the Member Advantage 2017 Satisfaction Survey and go into the draw to win one of two AU$250 Wish Gift Cards.

This survey is conducted annually to collect important feedback about usage and your experiences with the Member Advantage program. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and will provide us with valuable insights so we can continue to add additional value to your benefits program.

Once you have completed the survey, please enter your details to go in the draw to win one of two AU$250 Wish gift cards. The survey closes on Friday 23rd June 2017 at 17:00 (AEST).

Complete the survey at


Your response is private and confidential – responses will not be identified by individual and will be compiled together and analysed as a group. *View the competition terms & conditions.

The survey closes on Friday 23rd June 2017 at 17:00 (AEST).