Geomatics: Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

Geomatics: Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Certificates allow you to complete a specific group of university courses (for credit) as either part of your degree studies or separately. Additional details on certificates are available here.

Geomatics encompass the logic, art, science and technology involved in collecting, managing, and communicating geographically-referenced information in its many forms. It is concerned with the accurate measurement, representation, storage, query, retrieval, analysis, mapping, and presentation of geographic data and information.

The Geomatics Certificate combines the study and immersion within the major developments experienced in geographical information science, geographic information systems, remote sensing, photogrammetry, and global positioning systems by linking theories and science to experiences that intersect hardware, software, equipment, algorithms, and techniques.

The certificate provides students with hands-on training in:

  • Spatial analysis applications
  • Topographical surveying
  • Geospatial database development
  • Cartographic communication
  • Project planning and management

Key learning outcomes for all students:

  • Think spatially and to develop logical workflows for problem solving
  • Experience applying a range of spatial analysis techniques
  • Proficiency with quantitative methods
  • Hone abilities at the presentation of spatial data in cartographic and other forms
  • Proficiency with GIS and remote sensing computing environments

In the Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change, our approach is to focus on the development and application of geomatics in environmental, physical, and social sciences. We provide broad exposure to human and physical applications and emphasize connections where they intersect.


Program Details

Offered by

Faculty of Environmental & Urban Change

Ways to study

Full-Time, Part-Time

Certificate Type

General, Cross-Disciplinary

Certificate Entry

Concurrent, Consecutive, Direct

Study Sessions

Fall, Winter, Summer


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