With the advent of Geographical Information System (GIS), many mining activities (from exploration to stop development, and production to mine rehabilitation) evolved from pure luck to science. Gone were the days when operations would rely on linen, paper maps, old surveys, drawings and superimposing transparencies to create layers and composite images.

GIS replaced old map-analysis processes, traditional drawing tools, drafting and database technologies.

Arab Nubia Group provide the following GIS training levels:


Level1: Getting Started with GIS :

The course comprises 24 hours of class for those new to GIS, and has experience with Windows-based software, this course will include fundamental GIS concepts and skills using different software's.


By the end of this course participants will be able to do the following:

  • Define GIS.
  • Describe the differences between paper, digital, and GIS maps.
  • Differentiate between GIS data format.
  • Rectifying and digitizing old maps to digital format.
  • Create and update Geodatabase.
  • Using the new editing tools for fast and accurate digitizing. 
  • Find and validate essential informations to use as attributes.
  • Create simple layout maps.
  • Create DEM Surfaces and Calculate Volumes.

Course Outlines:

A. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • What is a GIS, Raster and vector?
  • GIS Applications and Data formats.
  • Data Collections and add a basemap layer.
  • Add CAD data to the map.

B. Referencing Data to Real Locations

  • What is Georeferencing?
  • Coordinate systems & Map projections.
  • Georeferencing tools.

C. Geodatabase

  • Geodatabase basics (feature classes, feature datasets, table).
  • Creating a new geodatabase.

D. Digitizing and Editing

  • Creating Symbology templates.
  • Editor and Snapping toolbar.
  • Edit sessions.
  • Selecting features.
  • Advanced Editing.

E. Attributes

  • Understanding table (Row - Column - Values).
  • Table Functions (Sort – Calculation – Summarize - Statistics).
  • Graphs and Reports.
  • Selections.

F. Sentinel 2A.

Download and Correct Sentinel data.

F. 3D interface

  • Basics of 3D and Spatial Analysis.
  • DEM Surfaces and Calculate Volumes.

G. Layout

  • Send map to Layout.
  • Layout toolbar.

Level2: Advanced Workflows Course:
The course comprises 30 hours of class for those who have past GIS skills with knowledge of GIS concepts and limited GIS software experience.

By the end of this course participants will be able to do the following:

  • Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data and determine how best the informations can be displayed using GIS
  • Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and old maps.
  • Create and update of own basmaps and share it with your mobile devices.
  • Raster Atmospheric Corrections, Supervised - Unsupervised Classifications and Raster Calculations.
  • Create professional layout maps.
  • Doing many types of analysis using 3D surfaces and spatial data.
  • Design of HD movies to present your own project data.

Course Outlines:
A. Overview on level one course outlines.
B. 2D & 3D Labels & Annotations.

  • Label options, placement and visibility
  • Labeling with an expression
  • Label Classes
  • Creating annotation
  • Storing annotation

C. Raster Mosaic.
Mosaic multiple raster datasets into a new raster dataset.
D. 3D & Spatial Analysis.

  • Spatial Analysis: Clip, Select, Split, Erase, Intersect and Buffer.
  • Surface: contour, DEM, Slop, Hillshade and Viewshed.
  • TIN: Create and Edit TIN.
  • Measure volume between surfaces.
  • Generate watershed.
  • Simulate water level rise and flooding.

E. Raster Processing.

  • Download different satellite images.
  • Raster Atmospheric Corrections.
  • Raster Classifications (Supervised & Unsupervised)
  • Raster Calculations.

F. Base Maps
Create and share your own basemap with different mobile devices.
G. Professional Layout Maps.

  • Design in Layout View
  • Create and using map templates.