From Google Maps to GPS navigation to global vegetation and water monitoring, geomatics deals with the acquisition, management, analysis and display of geographic information. In our Geomatics BA program, you will obtain intensive training in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (imaging from satellites and aircraft) and cartography, including web-based applications. You will apply advanced computer software and techniques to the challenge of understanding natural systems, addressing environmental problems and planning human interventions. Our program combines hands-on learning using the latest in laboratory facilities with opportunities to gain field experience and do work placements. Geomatics applications include the analysis of problems involving environmental and resource planning, land cover and vegetation mapping, market analysis, hazard mapping and education, amongst many others.
Geomatics can also be taken as a Bachelor of Science program.
An Honours program and a minor in Geomatics are offered.
What students are saying about Geomatics
My time in Geomatics at Carleton has proven to be an amazing experience. Knowledgeable, approachable and talented instructors have been instrumental in imparting the necessary skills I’ve needed to be successful in my courses, practicum placements and eventually, a career. I didn’t start my Carleton journey as a Geomatics student, but the quality of the program and the faculty convinced me to change my major and pursue a discipline I am truly passionate about. Geomatics has changed the way I look at the world, and the program has led me to great friends, great experiences and a very rewarding degree.Justin Vossenberg, fourth-year Geomatics student