Introduction to QGIS for Mining & Exploration

In this two day QGIS workshop for Mining & Exploration professionals, we'll help you discover how you can use this powerful tool in your workflow.

The workshop

In this hands-on workshop, we’ll cover the key features of QGIS including:

  • importing, exporting and editing raster & vector geospatial data
  • data-driven visualisation and analysis
  • creating professional-looking maps
  • using QGIS plugins for geology-specific workflows such as producing sections
  • sources of free geoscience data, satellite imagery, and templates

Who should attend

Geologists, geoscientists, field staff, GIS professionals, exploration managers, database administrators and others.


Mammoth Geospatial is an official QGIS Certifying Organisation. Successful participants in our workshops will receive an official QGIS certificate, providing direct financial support to the QGIS project.

About QGIS

Mining & exploration companies worldwide are adopting QGIS because it's powerful, intuitive, and free.

This free and open source desktop GIS runs on all major operating systems, and is used worldwide by a user community of millions.

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.


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.