Geomatics and Spatial Analysis

Geomatics and Spatial Analysis

Geomatics is a rapidly expanding branch of geography, with concrete applications in areas such as healthcare planning, epidemiology, criminology, defence and security, disaster management, environmental and resource monitoring and urban planning. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing and global positioning systems have made it easier to capture, manage and visualize geospatial information.

From producing more efficient transit schedules to mapping disease outbreaks or assessing the seismic or health risks associated with our built environments, geomatics plays an essential role in supporting decision makers.

30 units
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Minor in Geomatics and Spatial Analysis

The Minor in Geomatics and Spatial Analysis allows students to develop exceptional spatial analysis and mapping skills through the use of hands-on computer technologies. Human and physical geography courses are taken to develop the ability to think critically about spatial phenomena, while core computer science courses are given to enhance the skills needed to manage and analyze spatial data. Students acquire advanced abilities to utilize computer-based mapping technologies, including Geomatics, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing, in order to solve pressing spatial issues, both environmental and human in nature.

Opportunity to acquire a solid foundation while following a Specialization or a Major in another discipline.

Must be taken in addition to a main program.

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