The Analysing Geochemical Data in ArcGIS course teaches users the fundamental tools for analysing geochemical data in Geochemistry for ArcGIS™.

Participants will use the geochemical data management tools to import and merge sample locations with assay results, perform QA/QC on geochemical data, as well as quickly and easily create several types of analytical graphs and multi-element reports.

The course also covers key surface mapping tools for symbolising point data, creating and displaying gridded data and contours, and creating map layers to visualise element distributions.

Duration

1 Day

Prerequisites

Working knowledge of ArcMap10

Key Topics

Getting Started with Geochemistry for ArcGIS

  • Overview of Electronic Licensing
  • Understanding the Geochemistry Project Geodatabase

Preparing Data

  • Importing geochemical data
    • Survey locations data
    • Lab analyses (assay results)
  • Defining the coordinate system
  • Merging and verifying data
  • Extracting and comparing standards and duplicates

Visualising Data

  • Creating feature classes
  • Setting default assay colour schemes
  • Creating multiple map layers for each element

Analysing Data

  • Calculating statistics
  • Creating histograms and probability plots
  • Creating scatter plots
  • Creating ternary plots
  • Creating boxplots
  • Creating multi-element reports:
    • Multi-histogram
    • Pearson correlation matrix
    • Multi-scatter
    • Multi-probability

Presenting Data

  • Creating and displaying gridded data
    • Minimum curvature
    • Kriging
  • Creating contours
  • Integrating other data

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