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Geomatics Engineer

Job Overview

Geomatics is not a new area of focus, but rather a regrouping of several other well-established ones. As a geomatics engineer, you combine the practices of land surveying, mapping, computer programming and technological data-mining to gather and use geographic data. Do you like finding new ways to use information? Are you a problem solver? Do you love combining new technology with traditional knowledge? A career as a geomatics engineer may be the right direction for you.

Geomatics engineers design, develop and operate systems for collecting and analyzing spatial information about land, oceans, natural resources as well as manmade infrastructure features. Geomatics engineers undertake computer modelling to solve a variety of problems that relate to spatial location using data from field surveys, lab experiments and other data collection methods.

Geomatics engineers can specialize in areas such as Geodetics Engineering (Global Surveyors), Navigation and Positioning Engineering, Photogrammetric or Remote Sensing Engineering or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Engineering.

These positions typically interact with those in other engineering departments, clients and other service providers. They employ various types of sophisticated technologies and geospatial information systems such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Inertial Navigation Systems, airborne (manned and unmanned) and space borne photography, ground based and airborne laser scanning systems, multispectral data collection and analysis, industrial metrology, computer hardware, software, firmware and related interfacing data acquisition systems. Geomatics engineers also perform remote sensing with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

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