The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) offers FREE introductory information sessions in the use of databases and online systems. The presentations allow hands-on interaction for most systems.
- navigating the department’s website
- searching for geoscience publications using the eBookshop
- finding digital datasets using the Data and Software Centre
- searching for open-file mineral exploration reports using WAMEX
- searching the mineral drillholes and geochemistry databases
- using the interactive map viewers, GeoVIEW.WA and TENGRAPH Web
- navigating GeoMap.WA, a standalone GIS viewer for Windows
- searching on MINEDEX.
A desktop computer will be available for each participant. There is no need to bring anything. However, you are welcome to bring your own laptop if you want to run through specific examples.
Schedule 2020 (same for Perth and Kalgoorlie sessions)
There is an expectation that attendees have proficient computer skills and know how to do the following in GeoVIEW.WA and TENGRAPH Web:
- Zoom in/out
- Turn on layers
- Add drawings and measurements on the map
- Do a simple search
- Create a printout of the map
- Add coordinate readouts
09:30 – 10:00 Overview of web applications
10:00 – 10:45 Data access and download (Data and Software Centre, USBs and eBookshop)
10:45 – 11:00 GeoMap.WA (includes workbook exercise)
11:00 – 11:10 Morning tea
11:10 – 11.40 GeoMap.WA (continued)
11:40 – 12:15 GeoVIEW.WA (includes data download and workbook exercise)
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 13:30 TENGRAPH Web (includes workbook exercise)
13:30 – 14:00 WAMEX
14:00 – 14:30 MINEDEX
14:30 – 15:00 Q&A and one-on-one session
Dates for 2020
Thursday 26 March
Thursday 2 July
Thursday 5 November
Venue: No. 1 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth (NOT Mineral House)
Instructions to attendees for Perth training
To facilitate a swift sign-in and prompt start, please arrive 15 minutes before your session. Go in the front doors to 1 Adelaide Terrace (Causeway end), pass the reception area on the right, and turn left at the ramp to the DMIRS reception area. Someone from DMIRS will be there to escort you to the training room.
The most convenient parking is in the City of Perth Car Parks, either next to the Tattersalls Bowling Club in Plain Street, or the Queen's Gardens Carpark (on the north side of the gardens). Please see the map for their location. Please note that most carparks fill up by about 8.45 am so public transport options are available with free buses operating on St Georges Terrace.
Please confirm attendance and if you cannot attend for any reason, please let us know with some notice so we can let someone on the waiting list fill your place.
Lunch options include a café in the 1 Adelaide Terrace building and a convenience store across the road.
Venue: Computer Suite 703.204, WA School of Mines, 61 Wilson Street, Kalgoorlie 6430
Dates for 2020
Thursday 16 April
Tuesday 24 November
Instructions to attendees for Kalgoorlie training
Once you register, detailed information will be sent to you via email.
Download manuals and work through examples
WA Geology – Introduction video
GeoMap.WA - Adding map layers video
GeoMap.WA - Changing symbology video
GeoMap.WA - GPS tracking video
GeoMap.WA - Searching by area video
GeoMap.WA - Searching by text video