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Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS)

Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia

50 Elliott Road
Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia B0S 1M0
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The Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS), one of two locations that make up Annapolis Valley Campus, is Canada's largest geomatics-focused learning environment. COGS programs prepare you to start or continue your career in the global geomatics sector.

At COGS, you'll meet students from around the world learning about surveying and mapping land and the ocean floor. In addition to the COGS location, students also have access to the main Annapolis Valley Campus location in Middleton.

Why study at COGS?

World-class instruction

  • COGS has an international reputation for offering top-notch education in the fields of surveying, geographic information systems (GIS), land-use planning, remote sensing and mapping.
  • COGS is an Esri Canada GIS Centre of Excellence, helping to foster education, collaboration and innovation among GIS researchers across the country.
  • Our instructors have strong industry connections.
  • Small class sizes provide you with lots of one-on-one interaction and hands-on field experience.

Cutting-edge technology and work experience

  • You learn the theory and practical aspects of your program through state-of-the-art equipment, labs and fieldwork.
  • Most programs include work experience or the option to complete a co-op (at least 12 weeks of paid employment) as part of your course credit.

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Student housing

COGS offers student housing with 35 suite-style rooms. Learn more about campus housing at COGS, including fees and deadlines.


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Switchboard: 902-825-3491
Student Services: 902-825-2930
Security: 902-824-5595

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