GIS in Mining and Exploration Training Course

GIS  in Mining and Exploration Training Course


Remote sensing, as a direct adjunct to field, lithological and structural mapping, and more recently, GIS have played an important role in the study of mineralized areas. It involves understanding the application of remote sensing in lithological, structural and alteration mapping. Remote sensing becomes an important tool for locating mineral deposits, in its own right, when the primary and secondary processes of mineralization result in the formation of spectral anomalies. Reconnaissance lithological mapping is usually the first step in mineral resource mapping. This is complemented with structural mapping, as mineral deposits usually occur along or adjacent to geologic structures, and alteration mapping, as mineral deposits are commonly associated with hydrothermal alteration of the surrounding rocks. In addition to these, understanding the use of hyperspectral remote sensing is crucial as hyperspectral data can help identify and thematically map regions of exploration interest by using the distinct absorption features of most minerals. Finally coming to the exploration stage, GIS forms the perfect tool in integrating and analyzing various georeferenced spatial data in selecting the best sites of mineral deposits or rather good candidates for further exploration.

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 the use of Remote sensing in mineral exploration.
  • To develop a 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 organization
  • 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



The instructor-led pieces of training are delivered using a combined learning approach and comprise of presentations, practical sessions, and online tutorials. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals 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 Profound Research Services (PRC) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).


The training will be held at PRC Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, and lunch.

All participants will additionally cater for travel expenses, visa application(where applicable), insurance among other personal expenses.


Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our PRC Training Centre or at a convenient location.

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Payment should be transferred to PRC account through bank on or before C.O.B. 15th August 2022 .

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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 Date 08-22-2022 8:00 am
Event End Date 08-26-2022 1:00 pm
Cut off date 08-15-2022
Individual Price KSH 70,000.00
Location Kampala
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