The NZ Geotechnical Society is offering a one-day short course on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with a focus on geotechnical applications.
The course will introduce attendees to GIS functionality, cover basic theory and work through a series of exercises with real geotechnical data to develop geotechnical models. By the end of the day each applicant will be able to open, create and recycle GIS projects, discover and import data, analyse relationships between data sets and produce maps and cross-sections suitable for reports and presentations.
Attendees will also work with LiDAR, an exciting dataset that is revolutionising the understanding of landscapes and sites and use this to create your first 3D model.
Geotechnical practitioners with GIS skills are in increasing demand, so this could be your opportunity for professional development.
Geotechnical practitioners (particularly engineers and geologists) at all levels of prior experience and training in GIS will benefit from the course, even those without any GIS experience or training in the past. For others managing GIS staff, there is much to be gained by learning more about what your GIS team can do for your business. Attendees should have prior computer experience.
The course will also benefit those who are GIS analysts/specialists. Your communication with your geotechnical colleagues will be improved and some of the additional capabilities of GIS will be show cased, so that you can do more advanced and challenging tasks in the geotechnical space in the future. For those GIS specialists who do not have a strong geotechnical background, this is your opportunity to learn what your geotechnical colleagues really want to know.
The course will a be led by Colin Mazengarb, an engineering-geologist residing in Hobart with over 20 years GIS experience. Colin will be assisted on the day by experienced GIS specialists. The specialists are kindly granted by WSP Opus (Auckland and Wellington) and Tonkin & Taylor (Christchurch).
The course was recently presented in Melbourne and Sydney by the Australian Geomechanics Society, with great success.
For more details about the course please download and read the attached flyer. The flyer includes links for online registration through the Engineering New Zealand website.
Price $350 +GST for NZGS, NZSEE, SESOC and NZSOLD members $650 + GST for non-NZGS, NZSEE, SESOC and NZSOLD members
Kindly sponsored by WSP Opus, Geotechnics, Beca, Engineering NZ and Tonkin & Taylor