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Geotechnical engineering - geomatics - weather station

Geomatics engineers use sophisticated technology such as space satellites and digital imaging to provide a unique view of our planet for a variety of reasons.

Geomatic engineers are involved in:

  • Developing technologies to study weather patterns and predict upcoming storms
  • Search and rescue
  • Helping to pinpoint new locations of untapped fuel reservoirs
  • Mapping traditional territories
In your community: 

Imagine being a bird and seeing your home from the sky? Would your community look different?

Geomatics engineers have a huge role to play in land claims negotiations. By talking to Elders and community members they can make maps of your nation's ancestral territories - clearly marking trap lines, hunting grounds and any mineral resources which lie on the land under negotiation.


If you like...

  • Problem solving
  • Being creative
  • Reading maps
  • Orienteering
  • Drawing
  • Working with people
  • Making discoveries

...you might enjoy Geomatics Engineering


If you want to study Geomatics Engineering you can go to the following universities:

Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6, Canada

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