Geomatic Engineering is the study of measuring and graphically representing natural and constructed features of the environment.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of cadastral law, the theory and technology of surveying in determining location and position, and the theory and technology of map design and construction.
Courses in Geomatic Engineering develop skills in:
- developing and applying survey and design procedures for preparing survey plans
- measuring, reducing and adjusting data for various types of surveys
- developing, editing and revising maps and charts and preparing them for reproduction and publication
- researching existing records and maps to assist in determining survey requirements
- using surveying instruments to determine the position of points on the earth’s surface
- using techniques such as remote sensing, photogrammetry and land information systems to prepare maps
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Mapping Science
- Geomatic Engineering, n.e.c.
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