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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:

Smart Use of Technology and Data

8 CPD HoursAIG Victoria branch will hold their annual conference on Friday 13 October 2017 on the smart and successful use of innovative technology and data.  The conference will be held at Macedon, a short country drive from Melbourne airport.

This conference provides the opportunity for geoscientists who have made smart discoveries using smart technology to showcase their results.  The conference additionally provides the opportunity for innovative technology companies to showcase their smart products.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Geophysics
  • Geochemistry
  • Geological Mapping
  • Drones
  • Drill sampling and analysis
  • Data mining
  • Augmented reality
  • Drilling technology
  • 3D printing
  • Satellite imagery
  • GIS
  • Software

Speaker registration open | Exhibition booths available | Sponsorship packages available

Call for speakers: Four sessions will be held for 12-16 speakers. Presentations are 20 minutes each plus 5 minutes for questions. No abstracts or papers will be required, instead authors are requested to provide a copy of their presentation for the AIG conference web site. Please include a brief biography when submitting your request to present.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Booths: Packages are available. Exhibition booths are restricted to the first 15 applicants. Booths include a table and 2 chairs. Please nominate when registering if you prefer to bring your own banners or require a 1.8 m x 1.0 m poster board.

Click here for more information and/or to register as a speaker.

For further information and to register your interest please contact:
Rodney Boucher
Phone: 0417 506 051
Email: rodney@linex.com.au

QGIS Specialist Group

The AIG Council resolved in 2015 to support the development go technical specialist groups within AIG, to better support members with particular interests.

A proposal has been received to establish a QGIS Specialist Group, to provide a forum and network for members using QGIS software for geoscientifie mapping.  This, more by luck than design, coincides with several QGIS workshops either recently or in the next few weeks, convened by several AIG state branches.

Interested?

Send an email to Mike Erceg, or leave a post on this page, expressing interest, how you use QGIS and what you think a specialist group within AIG could do for you.

Other specialist group proposals are at an early stage of development and proposals from members are welcome.

An introduction to porphyry Cu-Au exploration, Orange District, NSW

40 CPD HoursCorbett Menzies Cunliffe Pty Ltd are again holding their “an introduction to porphyry Cu-Au exploration” field training course in the Orange area, NSW from 28 Feb to 5 Mar 2016.

This course will provide field-based training to allow the participant to begin exploration for porphyry Cu-Au deposits. It will be run in the Orange area NSW, mapping field exposures and drill core from the Cargo and Copper Hill exploration projects, and drill core from the Cadia-Rideway and North Parkes porphyry Cu-Au deposits. Mapping will emphasise the identification of porphyry veins styles, alteration styles, mineralisation, structure and lithologic variations. Introductory lectures will include: the staged evolution of porphyry systems which includes the role of alteration, structure and breccias, and moves on to the exploration environment including the erosion level above an ore zone and also mapping techniques.

Cost: $3500 (+GST) pp and 10 places for unemployed geologists at $1750 (+GST) pp. Fees include accommodation, bus travel, meals and (take home) field equipment. Funding assistance is available for NSW young geoscientists who are AIG members – check out the website.

Places are limited to 25.

Instructors: Dr Greg Corbett, Doug Menzies and Stuart Hayward.

Duration: 28 February to 5 March 2016 with 5 days of field work (field days might be substituted for lectures in really bad weather). The agenda is as follows:

Sunday 28/2/16 – arrive by midday with an afternoon of lectures (compulsory).
Monday 29/2/16 – Cargo porphyry Cu prospect – 1:500 scale mapping.
Tuesday 01/3/16 – Cargo & Copper Hill projects – mapping & log drill core.
Wednesday 02/03/16 – Cargo & Copper Hill projects–mapping & log drill core.
Thursday 03/03/16– Cadia Ridgeway Porphyry Cu-Au deposit- log drill core.
Friday 04/3/16 – Goonumbla Cu-Au deposit – Log a cross section of drill core.
Saturday 5/3/16 – Depart.

Evening Lectures might include (1-2 hours):

  • Porphyry Cu-Au genetic models.
  • GIS footprints for porphyry Cu-Au exploration.
  • Porphyry deposit case studies.

Registrationwww.cmcgeos.com

For further information email: doug.menzies@cmcgeos.com.

Please note that CMC reserves the right to cancel this event should minimum attendance numbers not be met.

Registrations will close on 31 January 2016.

An introduction to porphyry Cu-Au exploration, Orange District, NSW

Corbett Menzies Cunliffe Pty Ltd are again holding their “an introduction to porphyry Cu-Au exploration” field training course in the Orange area, NSW from 28 Feb to 5 Mar 2016.

This course will provide field-based training to allow the participant to begin exploration for porphyry Cu-Au deposits. It will be run in the Orange area NSW, mapping field exposures and drill core from the Cargo and Copper Hill exploration projects, and drill core from the Cadia-Rideway and North Parkes porphyry Cu-Au deposits. Mapping will emphasise the identification of porphyry veins styles, alteration styles, mineralisation, structure and lithologic variations. Introductory lectures will include: the staged evolution of porphyry systems which includes the role of alteration, structure and breccias, and moves on to the exploration environment including the erosion level above an ore zone and also mapping techniques.

Cost: $3500 (+GST) pp and 10 places for unemployed geologists at $1750 (+GST) pp. Fees include accommodation, bus travel, meals and (take home) field equipment. Funding assistance is available for NSW young geoscientists who are AIG members – check out the website.

Places are limited to 25.

Instructors: Dr Greg Corbett, Doug Menzies and Stuart Hayward.

Duration: 28 February to 5 March 2016 with 5 days of field work (field days might be substituted for lectures in really bad weather). The agenda is as follows:

Sunday 28/2/16 – arrive by midday with an afternoon of lectures (compulsory).
Monday 29/2/16 – Cargo porphyry Cu prospect – 1:500 scale mapping.
Tuesday 01/3/16 – Cargo & Copper Hill projects – mapping & log drill core.
Wednesday 02/03/16 – Cargo & Copper Hill projects–mapping & log drill core.
Thursday 03/03/16– Cadia Ridgeway Porphyry Cu-Au deposit- log drill core.
Friday 04/3/16 – Goonumbla Cu-Au deposit – Log a cross section of drill core.
Saturday 5/3/16 – Depart.

Evening Lectures might include (1-2 hours):

  • Porphyry Cu-Au genetic models.
  • GIS footprints for porphyry Cu-Au exploration.
  • Porphyry deposit case studies.

Registrationwww.cmcgeos.com

For further information email: doug.menzies@cmcgeos.com.

Please note that CMC reserves the right to cancel this event should minimum attendance numbers not be met.

Registrations will close on 31 January 2016.