Advancing GIS skills for geotechnical investigations

This new, more advanced course aims to cover a range of GIS tasks encountered during typical geotechnical investigations. This will be suited for geotechnical practitioners who have previously done the introductory course or already have reasonable experience in GIS software, including QGIS.

This intermediate level course will cover a range of tasks that may be encountered during the life cycle of a ‘typical’ geotechnical investigation, including:

Digital datasets, AS1726 compatible symbol sets and course notes will be provided for download.

Online Course Requirements

Attendees for this course will require a relatively modern mid-range computer with a current operating system installed, 2 monitors, webcam and headset. A reliable internet connection with sufficient bandwidth for video conferencing is essential along with a quiet office environment free from distractions. Detailed setup instructions will be provided upon registration.

About the course presenter

The course will be led by Colin Mazengarb, an advanced user of GIS software over his career as a regional geologist and engineering-geologist, in both New Zealand and Australia. Colin developed the original GIS for Geotechs course presented in Australia and New Zealand.


Members are required to log in to access the AGS member price, which is not transferable. More information about logging in to this website can be found here.

Payment via credit card is available and processed by Stripe. The Australian Geomechanics Society will not store or have access to your credit card information and Stripe adhere to strict security and PCI compliance for processing online transactions.

Upon purchase, an email and a tax invoice will be sent to the buyer. Attendees will also receive an email with their tickets attached, as well as a link to download the tickets if they are misplaced.

Online Session – 23 May 2024

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$695.00 inc. GST

In-person Courses

Expressions of interest are welcome for those who wish to attend in person (face to face) courses this year in either of the 4 major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Furthermore, we welcome corporate requests for in-house training where facilities are provided.

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