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GIS and Remote Sensing in Mining and Exploration Course


This course mainly reviews different uses of GIS and Remote sensing in the mining and geology industry.


 5 Days


  • To introduce participants to different components of GIS and the role GIS plays in mining and geology.
  • To expose participants to data capture, input, manipulation and display by GIS
  • To explain to the participants role of GIS as a tool for spatial planning
  • To demonstrate to participants use of Remote sensing in mineral exploration.
  • To develop sound basis of understanding through case studies


  Module 1

  • Introduction and definitions of key concepts
  • Introduction to GIS and Remote sensing in mining and geology context
  • Introduction to GIS software
  • Planning for a GIS system installation
  • Working with a GIS software
  • Introduction to GPS
  • GPS data collection
  • GPS data download

  Module 2

  • GIS Data management
  • Data sources in GIS for Mining and geology
  • Data Acquisition
  • Working with a GIS software
  • Gathering data using mobile phones
  • Working with data from different sources
  • Geological database creation
  • Integrating GPS data into GIS

  Module 3

  • Mapping
  • Mineral Predictive Mapping
  • Mineral site mapping
  • Map updating for mineral exploration
  • Mineral mapping to identify potential mineral zones

  Module 4

  • Remote sensing applications in mining and geology
  • Remote Sensing Product Development
  • Remote sensing applied to mineral exploration
  • Creation of prospective basis and data management of mineral exploration

  Module 5

  • Diagnosis, planning, analysis and assessment
  • Geological data diagnosis, validation and organisation
  • Planning, processing and analysis of geochemical data
  • Mine planning support, environmental management and hydro-geological analysis
  • Mine operation drainage planning
  • Geotechnical risk analysis support
  • Site suitability analysis
  • Mining Public Needs Assessment
  • GIS and Remote sensing for mining activity evaluation
  • Product Evaluation
  • Participatory GIS

Module 6

  • Satellite Imagery and Classification
  • Image interpretation
  • Classification-supervised and unsupervised
  • Change detection
  • 3D terrain visualization
  • Slope aspect analysiS
  • Case studies of GIS and Remote sensing in Mining and geology


Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.


Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.


The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.


Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 14th   October 2019

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Payment for all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Duration 5 Days
Event Date 21-10-2019
Event End Date 25-10-2019
Cut off date 14-10-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 75,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 878
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 999
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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