This post is also available in: Spanish
Making Better Maps is a follow on to the Introduction to Petrosys course. This intermediate course goes more in depth into the surface modelling module and to improving your map than the introduction course does. The other topics covered include displaying and georeferencing data, editing contours, editing input data before gridding, localised re-gridding and grid merging.
Who Should Attend
The course is directed at the active geoscientist or technical assistant who needs to produce maps, integrate spatial and raster data as well as utilise and make edits to horizon interpretations.
Length of Course
The course assumes that you have had exposure to Petrosys. It is highly recommended that you have attended the Introduction to Petrosys course. The users are expected to have knowledge of displaying data onto a mapsheet and understand the general layout of the surface modeling module.
The 1 day Making Better Maps course follows a typical workflow for the geoscientist or technical assistant using Petrosys. It provides the trainee with an image of a published contour map and through theory and tutorials teaches how to digitise, grid, edit and regrid the contour file into a useful horizon interpretation that can be used in a presentation quality map.
- Displaying and Georeferencing Images – Showing the user how to take a raster image and place it in its correct geographical location.
- Spatial Editor – The Spatial Editor offers a range of tools for manipulating a variety of data types, allowing the user to impart their geological knowledge onto data in the mapping window.
- Localised Re-Gridding – After editing the contours the user is shown how to regrid the edited area only so that the regional interpretation is not affected.
- Grid Merging – Find out what methods of grid merging to use in different situations.
- Improving your map 1 – This section looks at customising legends, gradients and scale bars to create a presentation quality map.
- Improving your map 2 – correcting over-posted text, adding default scale bars, legends and title blocks.
- Mapping with grids – displaying grids and contours on your map; choosing appropriate color gradients, displaying color bars and finalising your map for presentation purposes.
Availability and Registration
To check availability of this course see our public training schedules for your region: