Unmanned aerial vehicles - mapping

About Geomatics Engineering


faculty members

$2.7 M

average annual research funding


student instructor ratio

1 in 4

geomatics engineering programs in Canada

What geomatics engineers do

Traditional roles

Graduates of a geomatics engineering program have traditionally been employable in a diverse range of careers. They work in surveying, mapping, positioning and navigation for the building sector, defense, mining, oil and gas, remote sensing, software development, computer graphics, public utilities and government.

Today's emerging roles

Geomatics engineers help us navigate the challenges and opportunities of our increasingly interconnected world, where billions of small sensors and web connections are embedded in everyday objects. This "Internet of Things" includes unmanned aerial vehicles, autonomous robots, and technologies for 3D imaging, remote sensing, satellite navigation, big data management and beyond.

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