Introduction to QGIS for Mining & Exploration

QGIS workshop for mining & exploration professionals

Mining & exploration companies worldwide are adopting QGIS because it's powerful, easy to use, and free. Join us for this two day deep dive into QGIS, where we'll help you discover how to use this powerful tool in your workflow.

About QGIS

QGIS is a free and open source GIS that runs on all major operating systems. It’s available in about 40 languages and used worldwide by a large and growing user community. New features are added at a dizzying pace by a talented global team of developers.

QGIS is professional grade and can do the majority of data import, data display, analysis and map production required by today’s geoscientists. A wide variety of free geological symbols and patterns are available for mapping, and a growing number of plugins are available to support your geoscience workflow.

The workshop

This hands-on workshop is designed for new and experienced users of GIS. We’ll cover topics including:

  • key features of QGIS
  • sources of free geoscience data, satellite imagery, and templates
  • importing, exporting, editing, and analysing geospatial data
  • creating professional-looking maps
  • geology-specific workflows and tools

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 official QGIS Certifying Organisation. Successful participants in our workshops will receive an official QGIS certificate. The certificate program provides a mechanism to financially support the QGIS project.


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Additional Information

What else do I need to know?

Schedule: The workshop runs for two days from 9am-5pm, with breaks for morning/afternoon tea and lunch. Morning tea is provided.

Venue: State Library of Western Australia, L4, Great Southern Room. Public access is via one flight of stairs from level 3. For those who have difficulty with stairs, there is a staff lift that goes to level 4 (see this page for details).

What to bring: Bring your own laptop with a recent version of QGIS installed (we’ll provide more information when you register). A mouse with scroll wheel is recommended.

AIG members are eligible for a discounted registration and CPD points.

Class size: Maximum 16 participants.

Cancellation policy: We accept cancellations up to 7 days before the workshop. If we need to postpone the workshop, we'll move it to another date and keep you enrolled or cancel at your discretion. Cancellations may incur a 10% processing fee to cover non-refundable ticketing platform fees.