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MapInfo Professional® / Discover® and Quest West Data - Using MapInfo/Discover to Select Exploration Targets

This three-day MapInfo Professional / Discover course will familiarize geologists with the tools available to analyze geochemical and geophysical data sets, as well as create geologic maps and print layout. The course consists of a series of lectures and hands-on exercises using the recently released Geoscience BC data in the Quest West area to build maps and visualize data.

Each attendee is required to provide their own laptop with wireless internet connection and mouse.  An evaluation license for both MapInfo and Discover will be provided if the attendee does not have their own license.  Some MapInfo Professional experience woudl be useful.  Attendees will be provided with the Quest West data sets and auxiliary programs.

This course meets the AIPG PDP Sec D continuing education requirements.

Course Topics:

  • MapInfo Basics
  • Thematic Mapping
  • Layer Control
  • Using GraphMap to View Geochemical Data
  • Opening and Importing Data Sets
  • Geochem Module Capabilities
  • Creating Points
  • Using Surfaces Module to Create Geophysical Grids
  • Generating Geologic Maps
  • Working with Layouts
  • Retrieving Map Data from Web Mapping Services
  • Useful MapInfo Utilities
  • Selecting Features Graphically and Querying Data


Workbook Example

Course Duration
3 days; 8:30 am - 5.00pm


Training Centers & Dates

Registration Location Notes Date
Register online Vancouver, BC   July 20-23, 2009

Related Courses
Intro MapInfo & Discover
Intermediate MapInfo & Discover
Discover 3D

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