Focusing on an Australian river catchment as a case study, you will learn how load and import data into a QGIS project, process, interpolate and create layers from groundwater data and develop groundwater level maps from borehole data and DEM.
The course will consist of 3 live and interactive 2-hour sessions, across three consecutive weeks. There is also pre and post course materials to develop and solidify your learning.

Don't miss the opportunity to have your questions answered live.


Tuesday, 9 April 2024 - Tuesday, 23 April 2024
3:00pm (Australia/Sydney; find your local time)
Cost Early bird rate - AUD$595.00 (INC GST) closes 13th March 2024
Standard fee $695.00 (INC GST)
Code LC-24-3-104
Contact training@awschool.com.au
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Hans van der Kwast


Hans van der Kwast has almost 20 years of experience with GIS and Remote Sensing in education and projects, offering consultancy, training and coaching in open source GIS. He is an active member in th... Read more

Kurt Menke


A former archaeologist and ex-GISP, Kurt Menke is a geospatial generalist based out of Frederiksværk, Denmark. He received a Master’s degree in Geography from the University of New Mexico in 2000. ... Read more

Andreas de Jong

Educated at the University of Southampton and University College London (UK), Andreas de Jong is a freelance hydrogeologist and project manager with international experience in the water sector in ove... Read more

This course is designed to be highly practical, with x3, 2-hour training sessions.

You will build a model step-by-step with your presenters using QGIS and other tools. You will then run, animate, interpret and troubleshoot your model.

Course Contents: The course will cover 3 main topics across three sessions;  

1: Adding groundwater data to a QGIS project

  • Load data from online sources into QGIS
  • Import CSV files
  • Save data and styling to a GeoPackage
  • Save a QGIS project to a GeoPackage

2: Process groundwater data in QGIS

  • Reproject layers
  • Select features by expression
  • Export selected features
  • Create buffers
  • Dissolve features
  • Intersect layers
  • Clip layers
  • Use the Point Sampling Tool
  • Join attributes and make them permanent

3: Create a groundwater level map for borehole data and a DEM

  • Calculate the density of the boreholes in a polygon
  • Download the SRTM 1-Arc Second DEM
  • Clip and reproject a DEM
  • Style a DEM
  • Sample elevation at the borehole location and compare it with the elevation attribute
  • Make corrections and calculations in the attribute table
  • Interpolate groundwater levels of the boreholes to a raster



The course is delivered through units via the learning platform

  • 3 live and interactive sessions of 2 hours over three weeks
    – Tuesday, 9th April 2024, 3-5pm Sydney time
    – Tuesday, 16th April 2024, 3-5pm Sydney time
    – Tuesday, 23rd April 2024, 3-5pm Sydney time
  • Sessions are recorded & uploaded to the learning platform (within 24hrs after session), if you cannot attend live.
  • Pre-and-post-course materials to go through via the learning platform.
  • Homework exercises between the 3 live sessions.
  • Manual of the course and working model download/s.
  • Ability to access all the online course materials for up to a month after the course. The pre-readings/videos and manual/s are available for ongoing learning.

Pre-course reading and video watching is encouraged. There is also an opportunity to tailor the sessions to your direct questions via the initial survey. After the first week you will be given some exercises to complete, prior to the next session.



A good internet connection and software and downloads as described in the learning platform.


On completion of the course attendees will be issued with a Certificate of Completion.


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