QGIS for Geologists


Date(s) - Saturday, 09/02/2019
All Day

James Cook University


An EGRU Professional Geologist Short Course

QGIS for Geologists

Course Leader: Mr Grant Boxer, Consultant Geologist



9 February 2019



James Cook University, Townsville Campus


Delegate numbers are limited.
The course will also be offered on 10 February if there is sufficient demand.

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 geological maps.

Delegates 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.



Registration Fees for the one-day course (AUD inc GST)

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

EGRU reserves the right to cancel this course if minimum registrations are not received by Wednesday 9th January 2019.

Further information and registration at:


For more information

EGRU Enquiries:
Judy Botting
+61 (0) 7 4781 4726

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