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Programs to jumpstart your geomatics career

Get hands-on training at NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). COGS is Canada's largest geomatics-focused learning environment. View our programs.

Why choose a career in geomatics?

  • Geomatics professionals help make sense of the world by collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data.
  • Every industry uses geomatics. It's mapping health trends, monitoring pipelines across oceans, using satellites for high precision positioning or tracking how endangered species interact in the wild.
  • Evidence gathered through surveying, mapping, remote sensing, geospatial activity and analysing spatial relationships is used to build knowledge within a variety of sectors. Geomatics expertise helps inform decisions in areas of public policy, business development, natural resources, environment and sustainability.
  • According to Esri, an international supplier of geographic information system (GIS) software, "careers in GIS are in demand more than ever."