QGIS for Geologists


Date(s) - Saturday, 30/03/2019 - Sunday, 31/03/2019
12:00 am

James Cook University

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QGIS for Geologists


Date & Time

30 March 2019
31 March 2019 (subject to demand)



James Cook University, Townsville


Mr Grant Boxer

QGIS is a free open-source GIS program that runs on the PC, Mac and Linux. Although QGIS is not specifically built for geological applications, the program is very capable and can do the majority of data import, data display and map production required by today’s geologists. A wide variety of geological symbols and patterns are available for decorating geological maps.

Registrants should have some basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems.

The workshop includes an introduction to the various features of QGIS and extensive hands-on sessions using QGIS to create maps, and to explain and demonstrate how to import and display various types of data (vector, raster, geological, geochemical, geophysical, and satellite imagery).

Registrants will use their own laptops during the course and, will be requested to download and install the latest version of QGIS, together with a number of free plug-ins, before the workshop. GIS data will be provided for the hands-on workshop together with documentation on using QGIS in mineral exploration.

Grant Boxer, a consultant geologist with over 40 years’ experience in exploration and mining, has presented more than 10 QGIS workshops in Perth.


Delegate numbers are limited.

EGRU Member $330
Non EGRU Member $495
AIG Member $440

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