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:
- Desktop compilation
- Importing “foreign” spatial formats (Google Earth and CAD)
- Georeferencing scanned plans and maps
- Accessing and visualising open data via webservices
- Data limitations relevant to your investigation
- Utilising job registers in GIS
- Data structure considerations
- Geocoding addresses from existing registers
- Project variables in legends (see below)
- Elevation data
- Working with point clouds
- Merging downloaded raster tiles
- Visualising DEMs for mapping and analysis
- Desktop Mapping and analysis
- Data models, styling and authority tables
- Digitising geomorphic features
- Symbolising geological survey vector data
- Visualising ground displacements from survey data
- Analytical Tasks – Geoprocessing
- Introduction to advanced geomorphic algorithms
- Predicting surfaces through interpolation
- Raster calculations
- Volume analysis
- Slope susceptibility
- Map production
- Legend management
- Populating plans with project information variables
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.
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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 November 2023
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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.