SGC runs several exploration geophysics and GIS training workshops at various times throughout the year and on demand. These are held at SGC’s Belmont office or we can come to you for customised in-house staff training. If you’re interested in any of our workshops or training, please get in touch at Contact Us.

Available Workshops

Introduction to MapInfo Basics

SGC’s introductory course is for people with little or no knowledge of MapInfo Pro GIS mapping software. The course will begin with an overview of some basic GIS terms, then we will complete a series of hands-on exercises that will familiarise users with opening and displaying different types of GIS data, making data selections and queries, through to editing and creating new data. We can get you started with the current MapInfo Pro 32-bit version on an SGC workstation or you can bring your own laptop with MapInfo already installed.This course is a must for anyone who wants to learn the basics of MapInfo and utilise our tips and tricks to confidently make great maps.

Course Outline

  • Getting started in MapInfo
  • Exploring the Layer Control
  • Navigating around map windows
  • Opening and registering windows
  • How to digitise, create and edit data
  • Working with browsers
  • Querying data
  • Making map grids and legends
  • Creating final maps


Teddy Stoyanov – graduated with a BEng (Geodesy) majoring in Photogrammetry and Cartography and has over 16 years’ experience in GIS applications to geoscience and the resource sector.

Marion Kelly – holds a BSc in GIS and Computer Science and has almost 20 years’ experience in drafting, data management, data digitisation and geophysical data processing.

Enquiries to Teddy Stoyanov or Marion Kelly. Phone +61 8 6254 5000


Contact us with any expression of interest for other courses or workshops.

SGC MapInfo Introductory Workshop
SGC MapInfo Introductory Workshop

Consulting Geophysicist Dave Isles has been training geologists and geophysicists on Geological Interpretation and Structural Analysis of Aeromagnetic Data for over 20 years. Usually partnered by structural geologist Leigh Rankin, they deliver practical, hands on aeromagnetic interpretation short courses within mining and exploration companies, conference workshop programs and as standalone workshops. Dave and Leigh synthesised their years of experience on this topic into a practical manual, with the publication of their e-book “Geological Interpretation of Aeromagnetic Data” in 2013.  Read more about Dave Isles and his services,

Equipment Training

As part of our equipment rentals, we provide all the necessary training on their usage as well as field acquisition techniques and best practice.

SGC has also worked closely with a number of clients to purchase their own geophysical survey equipment for long term exploration programs. This culminates in on-site field training of local geophysical crews and on-going data QC. We have trained up crews on ground magnetic, induced polarisation, and surface and downhole EM systems and acquisition in Tanzania, Georgia, Brazil, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Past Workshops

December 2nd, 2016: Introduction to MapInfo Basics with an Exploration Focus

June 14th, 2016: Introduction to MapInfo Basics for the Mining Sector

March 31st, 2016: Introduction to MapInfo Basics with an Exploration Focus

December 8th, 2015: Gravity and Magnetics in Oil and Gas Exploration