Certificate in Geomatics

Certificate in Geomatics

Graduation Requirements:

This certificate is restricted to Honours Geography program(s) and will be awarded at the time of graduation.

Program Requirements:

Geomatics is the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting, distributing and using geographic information. Geomatics encompasses a broad range of disciplines that can be brought together to create a detailed but understandable picture of the physical world and our place in it. These disciplines include: surveying & mapping, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and global positioning system (GPS)”. (Canadian Institute of Geomatics, 1999).

The Certificate in Geomatics provides students with a strong background in geographic information systems, remote sensing, computer cartography and spatial quantitative analysis. The certificate will be offered to four-year Honours geography programs only. The certificate consists of 18 credits as outlined below.

Students must complete the following nine credits:
GEOG 2026 Introduction to Quantitative Methods 3 cr.
GEOG 3056 Spatial Analysis Using GIS 3 cr.
GEOG 3066 Remote Sensing of the Environment 3 cr.
And nine additional credits from the following:
GEOG 4027 Spatial Computing 3 cr.
GEOG 4057 Topics in GIS Applications 3 cr.
GEOG 4066 Topics in Remote Sensing Applications 3 cr.


All courses required for the certificate also count towards the respective Honours Geography program(s).

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