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Sciences - Geomatics

  Geomatics is the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting, distributing and using geographic information. Geomatics encompasses a broad range of disciplines that can be brought together to create a detailed but understandable picture of the physical world and our place in it. These disciplines include:

  • surveying
  • mapping
  • remote sensing
  • geographic information systems (GIS)
  • global positioning system (GPS)

An emerging technology sector

Geomatics is one of the fastest-growing technology sectors of the 1990s - and Canada is at its forefront. Canada's geomatics community is a recognized world leader in providing the software, hardware and value-added services that can help clients address problems and opportunities in such areas as:

  • the environment
  • land management and reform
  • development planning
  • infrastructure management
  • natural resource monitoring
  • sustainable development
  • coastal zone management and mapping