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Spatial Data Analysis


DATE-TIME

Date(s) - Wednesday, 10/07/2019 - Friday, 12/07/2019
12:00 am

Location
James Cook University

Category(ies)


An EGRU Professional Geologist Short Course

Spatial Data Analysis

Course Leader: Dr Arianne Ford, Kenex

 

Date

10 – 12 July 2019


 

Venue

James Cook University, Townsville


 

Fundamentals

This 3-day workshop on spatial data analysis is designed to provide geoscientists with an introduction to geochemical data analysis and mineral potential (prospectivity) mapping with a focus on mineral exploration. The course will cover the relevant theoretical background, however frequent practical exercises will be undertaken throughout. Emphasis will be placed on using mineral system understanding to underpin the data analysis in order to maintain the relevant geological context at all stages.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Geochemical anomaly definition: traditional statistics, non-parametric statistics (univariate and multivariate), and analysis of stream sediment data
  • Mineral potential mapping: mineral systems analysis, knowledge driven methods, data driven methods

Workshop participants should have at least a basic working knowledge of GIS to get the most out of this course. Practical exercises will primarily be undertaken using ArcGIS, however a separate standalone application will need to be installed for the multifractal analysis on day 1.

The course will be run in a JCU GIS computer lab with the required software, however participants are welcome to bring their own laptops (those wishing to do so should contact the course leader to discuss the required software/licenses in advance).

Arianne Ford is a Senior GIS Analyst with Kenex in New Zealand and previously spent 10 years in academia in Australia working on research projects focused on spatial data modelling for mineral exploration. She has presented a number of training courses to students, industry, and government on mineral potential mapping and spatial data analysis.


 

Registrations

EGRU Member $550
Non EGRU Member $770
AIG Member $700

Further information and registration at:
https://www.jcu.edu.au/economic-geology-research-centre-egru/professional-development/courses


 

For more information

EGRU Enquiries:
Judy Botting
judith.botting@jcu.edu.au
+61 (0) 7 4781 4726

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