Geomatics Engineering is a modern discipline, which integrates acquisition, modelling, analysis, and management of spatially referenced data, i.e. data identified according to their locations. Based on the scientific framework of geodesy, it uses terrestrial, marine, airborne, and satellite-based sensors to acquire spatial and other data. It includes the process of transforming spatially referenced data from different sources into common information systems with well-defined accuracy characteristics. Geomatics Engineering uses knowledge from several disciplines, such as: - Geodesy (terrestrial, celestial, and orbital coordinate systems measurements) - Positioning and Navigation (e.g. with GPS) - Digital Imaging (how to extract useful information from images according to the application, e.g. environmental sutides or agricultural studies) and Mapping (how to make the maps of tomorrow) using Photogrammetry (airborne photographs) or Remote Sensing (images taken by satellite sensors) - Geographical Information Systems (computer systems, capable of assembling, storing, manipulating and displaying geographically referenced information) - Land Tenure Systems (land information managing, land surveying, land right) The Department offers BSC, MEng, MSc and PhD Degrees. For a detailed description of the courses offered please see the following web site:
University of Calgary
Department of Geomatics Engineering

Head: Dr. M. Elizabeth Cannon 
Address: Department of Geomatics Engineering
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
T2N 1N4
Tel: + 1 403 220 5834 
Fax: + 1 403 284 1980 
Number of Academic 
Teaching and 
Research Staff:
(Full Time/Part Time)
(Year: Entered/Graduated)
1990: 71/17 1992: 54/24 1994: 51/5 1996: 112/32 1997: 120/38 1998: 119/22 1999: 148/30 2000: 142/31 2001: 143/34 2002: 170/43 2003: 174/42 2004: 177/45 2005: 174/40
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