Introduction to QGIS for Mining & Exploration

2 day workshop
A comprehensive introduction to QGIS for geologists, geoscientists, exploration managers, field staff, and any professional working with location information in mining & exploration.
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Upcoming events

Perth, WA
19 - 20 Jun 2024
9am - 4.30pm
State Library of WA

About the workshop

In this two day workshop for Mining & Exploration professionals, you'll become familiar with QGIS, the powerful desktop GIS taking the mining and exploration industry by storm!

Whether you're starting from scratch or simply want to fill gaps in your knowledge, we follow a systematic approach that benefits beginners and experienced professionals alike.

Using mining & exploration data like tenements, collars, and assays, we'll explore how to bring multiple datasets together to explore, analyse, and present your data to a professional standard.


What we'll cover

We'll cover the most important and commonly used features of QGIS, including:
  • sources of free geoscience data, satellite imagery, and templates
  • geospatial data formats
  • importing, exporting, and editing data
  • using QGIS plugins
  • data-driven symbology and analysis
  • creating professional-looking maps
  • drillhole visualisation with cross sections and 3D

Who should attend

Geologists, geoscientists, field staff, GIS professionals, exploration managers, geoscientific information managers and others will learn about QGIS and how they can use it in their mining & exploration workflow.


Mammoth Geospatial is an accredited QGIS Certifying Organisation. Workshop participants have the option of receiving an official QGIS certificate on completion, which provides a mechanism to financially support the QGIS project.

Additional Information

What to bring
  • A laptop with a recent version of QGIS
  • A mouse with a scroll wheel is recommended
We'll provide more information about QGIS versions and other requirements when you register.
Class size
Maximum 16 participants.
Cancellation Policy
We accept cancellations up to 7 days before the workshop. Cancellations may incur a 10% processing fee to cover non-refundable ticketing platform fees.
AIG members
AIG members are eligible for a discounted registration and CPD points.