Certificate in Geomatics

Certificate in Geomatics

Graduation Requirements:

This certificate is available to any graduating student who has met the requirements for the certificate. The certificate in Geomatics will be awarded at the time of graduation.

Program Requirements:

“Geomatics is defined as the modern discipline which integrates the tasks of gathering, storing, processing, modeling, analyzing, and delivering spatially referenced or location information”. (Natural Resources Canada, 2023). It encompasses a broad range of disciplines that utilize geospatial technologies including geographic information systems (GIS), global navigation satellite systems (such as GPS) and remote sensing such as Earth Observation Satellites (EOS) for environmental monitoring.   

The Certificate in Geomatics provides students with a strong background in geographic information systems, remote sensing, computer mapping and spatial quantitative analysis. The certificate consists of 15 credits as outlined below.


Students must complete the following nine credits:
GEOG 2017 GIS and the Earth from Space 3 cr.
GEOG 3056 Spatial Analysis Using GIS 3 cr.
GEOG 3066 Remote Sensing of the Environment 3 cr.
One of the following:  
GEOG 4066 Topics in Remote Sensing Applications 3 cr.
GEOG 4057 Topics in GIS Applications 3 cr.
And any one of the following which has not been used to satisfy the above requirement:
GEOG 4027 Spatial Computing 3 cr.
GEOG 4057 Topics in GIS Applications 3 cr.
GEOG 4066 Topics in Remote Sensing Applications 3 cr.
GEOG 4506* Professional Internship in Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 4986* Directed Studies 3 cr.
GEOG 4995* Senior Seminar and Thesis 6 cr.


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

*Students must undertake a geomatics-oriented assignment.

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