Introduction to QGIS – TAS


Date(s) - Friday, 20/09/2019
8:45 am - 4:45 pm

CODES Conference Room


QGIS Introduction Workshop


Date & Time

Friday 20th September 2019
8:45 am – 4:45 pm



CODES Conference Room – University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus

Presented by

Grant Boxer(Consultant)

The AIG is proud to be supporting workshops on the GIS program QGIS. 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 many data import, data
display and map production functions required by geologists. Because the program is open
source there are no problems with multiple copies and no licensing issues. A wide variety of
geological symbols and patterns are available for annotating geological maps.

The workshop has been designed for new and experienced users of Geographic Information
Systems to find out what QGIS can do for you. The workshop will comprise an introduction to the
various features of QGIS and will be followed by extensive hands-on sessions using QGIS to
create maps, and to explain and demonstrate the import and display of various types of data
(vector, raster, geological, geochemical, geophysical, and satellite imagery).

Examples will be shown of the use of free on-line data from the GSWA and Landgate via web
servers and the use of plug-ins to select, download and process satellite imagery. GIS data will
be provided for the hands-on workshop together with documentation on using QGIS in mineral
exploration. The workshop will be based on the Windows OS but feel free to bring your Mac.


Attendees must bring their own laptop, preloaded with the latest version of QGIS software. Links
to files and required preparation will be provided to attendees.


The workshop is limited to 18 attendees, so please register early

AIG Member $330
Non-Member $460
Undergraduate Student Member $160

*Places limited to 18
*Limited to 4 undergraduate students only


Morning/afternoon tea and lunch will be provided

For more information:

Click here to download the flyer
Any questions? Please direct all correspondence to the Tasmanian branch secretary, Jane Capp via


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