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Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS)

Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia

The Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) is Canada's largest geomatics-focused learning environment. COGS programs prepare you to start or continue your career in the global geomatics sector.

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.

View careers in geomatics with COGS

Contact us


50 Elliott Road
Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia B0S 1M0
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COGS students also have access to the main Annapolis Valley Campus in Middleton.


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