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The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) regulates the practice of professional surveying in Ontario. With just over 500 members, it regulates cadastral surveying in Ontario, which is an exclusive mandate to Ontario Land Surveyors, and the disciplines of photogrammetry, hydrography, geodesy, and geographic information management which have voluntary registration. The AOLS looks forward to CIG’s leadership in furthering professional surveying in Canada and in their work associated with international standards that the AOLS hopes to build upon.

Founded in 1984, Esri Canada provides enterprise geographic information system (GIS) solutions that empower businesses, governments and educational institutions to make timely, informed and mission critical decisions by leveraging the power of geography. The company distributes the world's leading GIS software from Esri, Telvent, Cityworks – Azteca Systems, Inc. and other technology partners.

Drawing from a comprehensive suite of software and an array of support services that include technical support, training and the expertise of our professional services consultants and business partners, Esri Canada provides flexible and scalable solutions that are tailored to organizations’ individual requirements. These solutions are interoperable and designed to interface with existing databases, networks and enterprise resource planning systems.

Over 10,000 customers across various industries – business, defence, education, government, health care, natural resources, public safety, public works, telecommunications, transportation and utilities – use GIS to gain unprecedented insight and knowledge about their assets and workflows.

Headquartered in Toronto, the company serves customers from 16 regional offices across Canada and has been named as one of the top 250 Canadian IT companies and top 25 IT professional services providers in Canada by the Branham Group. Information about Esri Canada can be found at

Fondée en 1882, la Corporation des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec devient l'Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec en 1974. L'Ordre a pour principale fonction d'assurer la protection du public par l'entremise de l'inspection professionnelle, la formation continue et la discipline. Il détermine également les normes de pratique et les règlements qui guident les membres dans leurs activit és professionnelles.

L'Ordre regroupe l'ensemble des personnes habilitées à exercer de façon exclusive la profession d'arpenteur-géomètre au Québec. Il compte actuellement près de 1 000 membres. Il est administré par un Conseil d’administration constitué de quatorze administrateurs, dont trois sont nommés par l'Office des professions pour représenter le public.

Pour devenir membre de l'Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec et obtenir un permis d'exercice de la profession, une personne doit satisfaire aux exigences établies par la Loi sur les arpenteurs-géomètres, dont notamment l'obtention d'un diplôme universitaire reconnu, la réussite d'examens d'admission et la réalisation d'un stage de formation.

Since 1980, Toronto-based Airborne Sensing has been a leader in aerial photography across Canada and internationally. Our recent adoption of superior-quality digital imaging reflects a longstanding commitment to staying at the forefront of innovation. We’ve always embraced the latest technological advances to deliver the best possible results with precision and speed, on time and on budget.

Driving our continued success are two straightforward strengths:

Our solid track record. We’ve built a reputation for working quickly and efficiently, with intelligent planning and superb project management. We’ve successfully tackled every kind of challenge, from the unpredictable fogs of Newfoundland, to the precise measurement of NASCAR tracks in the southern U.S., to the logistics of operating offshore in places such as Belize or Turks and Caicos. In a phrase – we get the job done.

Our proven expertise. Airborne Sensing’s tight-knit team includes highly experienced image production specialists, a geomatics engineer, and of course, our seasoned professional pilots. In the air and on the ground, we know what we’re doing and understand how to get that expertise working for you – whether it’s our new, leading-edge digital solution or the impeccable analog photography on which we’ve built our reputation.

The Underhill Group of Companies has its origin in the partnership of two Land Surveyors—F. Claire and James T. Underhill. The partnership, Underhill & Underhill, was formed in 1912 and operates to this day providing cadastral land survey services in British Columbia.

In the 1950s, Underhill Engineering Ltd. was established to meet a growing need for civil engineering services. Over the years, the business of Underhill Engineering Ltd. became increasingly focused on surveying (engineering, geodetic, GPS, general consulting) and mapping (cadastral, topographic, GIS, AM/FM). The industry we now find ourselves in has come to be known as geomatics. In 1998, Underhill Engineering Ltd. was renamed Underhill Geomatics Ltd. to reflect the focus of the business.

In 1969, Underhill opened an office in Whitehorse, Yukon to better serve northern Canada. Since 1986 our firm has performed approximately 90 First Nations land claim surveys, making Underhill Geomatics Ltd. the leading land claim survey firm in Canada.

Underhill’s pioneering efforts in the development and applications of geomatics technology are numerous. Underhill was an early adopter of a number of technologies which are now commonplace. These include: Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM) in the 1950s, digital computing in the early 1960s (vacuum tubes—no less!), development and applications of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and engineering software in the 1970s, application of Global Positioning Technology (GPS) to geodetic and mapping surveys in the mid-80s, consulting related to Automated Mapping/Facilities Management (AM/FM), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the late 1980s.

The Underhill group of companies’ organizational structure stems from the original partnership of its founders. Their sense of equity, co-operation, and responsibility to their employees and community pervades the philosophy of the organization to this day. Our organizational and management philosophy encourages the open exchange of ideas and promotes innovation in all activities. Team building, now considered a preferred approach to technical organizational management, has been an integral part of our company philosophy since its inception. The values of our founders fit well into the cost- and quality-conscious world of today.


The Surveys Section is part of the Provincial Programs Branch within the Operations Division of Environment and Parks, Government of Alberta. The Section is managed by the Director of Surveys who is an Alberta Land Surveyor and is designated as the Director by the Minister of Environment and Parks. In addition, the Director of Surveys is the Alberta Boundary Commissioner as designated by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, Alberta.

It is through the Director of Surveys that the Minister administers the Surveys Act and the Boundary Surveys Act. Under the Surveys Act, the Director of Surveys is responsible for co-ordinating the establishment, maintenance and preservation of the provincial land survey system and for providing the provincial geodetic spatial referencing system. Under the Boundary Surveys Act, the Director of Surveys (i.e., the Alberta Boundary Commissioner) is responsible for any survey and demarcation of the boundary line between Alberta and any adjoining province or the Northwest Territories. These responsibilities are accomplished through the Land Surveys and Geodetic Control programs.

Key elements of the Land Surveys program are administration of legislation, monitoring surveying standards, provision of advisory services, and information management. Key elements of the Geodetic Control program are management of the geodetic spatial referencing system, distribution of related data, implementation of spatial referencing design alternatives, and liaison with stakeholders. Also, while the Director of Surveys has no direct responsibility for management of activities related to Public Land dispositions, the Director does play an ancillary role in defining standards for surveys carried out for Public Land dispositions. 

Alberta Environment and Parks 2015-16 Annual Report

Our personnel have been operating UAVs in the commercial UAV sector since 2012.
Canadian UAV Solutions’ roots are in construction, aggregates and engineering, which guides our understanding of how aerial imaging technology applies to these types of projects. The value of UAVs is not in the “drone”, but is found in the contextual information the drones collects.

Canadian UAV Solutions is fully insured, and licenced by Transport Canada. Our UAV pilots have “Advanced RPAS” licence, allowing for advanced operations anywhere in Canada. We operate a UAV fleet specifically designed for advanced survey data capture applications, including both Class C fixed-wing, and Class B multi-rotor RTK/PPK equipped drones.

In addition to our flight qualifications, we believe our major differentiator in the industry is our focus on the Data. We have developed a specific work flow that optimizes the aerial data collection process, to generate a consistently accurate data set. We are the only UAV service provide in Canada with a certified photogrammetrist on staff and do all of our post processing in house. This gives us the flexibility to adapt to our client’s specific needs.

We proudly serve many industries including Construction and Engineering, Mining and Aggregates, Inspection, & Environmental. Whether it be a Photogrammetric 3D model, detailed topo survey, or structure inspection, we have a refined cost-effective UAV solution to meet our client’s exact needs.

Le Groupe Info Consult a été fondé en 1988 afin de se lancer dans la cartographie numérique dont il a été l’un des pionniers au Canada. Il est membre du Groupe LPA qui regroupe aussi Luc Pelletiers & Associés dont les origines remontent à 1970.

Fort de cette expérience, le Groupe Info Consult vous offre la gamme complète de services en géomatique : arpentage, cartographie, photogrammétrie, imagerie numérique, levés LiDAR, consultation.

Chez nous vous avez à la même adresse toutes les ressources nécessaires que ce soit pour faire une carte (ou la mettre à jour!), obtenir un certificat de localisation ou encore faire prendre des photographies aériennes.

Notre équipe de professionnels expérimentés a été souvent récompensée par Ressources Naturelles Canada pour son excellence. Nous avons notamment remporté à plusieurs reprises, le prix d’excellence du Centre d’Information Topographique de Sherbrooke (CIT-S). La dernière fois en 2008.

The legal survey section of Monteith & Sutherland Limited is an extension of J.C. Monteith’s practice established in 1928 when Mr. Monteith assumed the practice of C.A. Jones, P.Eng., P.S. with records dating back to the late 1800’s. In 1960 Jack Monteith and Norm Sutherland established the firm of Monteith & Sutherland Limited and played a key role in the development of Lambton County. Monteith & Sutherland take on their first tunnelling projects, helping construct the St. Clair River CN rail crossing to the USA in 1993, followed by the Sheppard Subway Twin Tunnels in 1995, and Ontario Power Generation’s Niagara Tunnel Project in 2005. Glenn Dawson becomes President of the company in 1997. Monteith & Sutherland opened a permanent Toronto office in 2012 to offer full-time service to local projects. This new office anchored staff for projects in Baffin Island, the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension, the York-Durham Sewer Trunk, and the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit Project. The expansion and ensuing hiring brought together 40 personnel into the M&S family. In 2015, Monteith & Sutherland acquired the practice of Marty Nisbet, formerly Nisbet Robertson with a 70-year history in the Lambton County area. 

Who We Are
PCI Geomatics, established in 1982, is a Canadian software development company that creates and delivers geo-image software products, platforms, and solutions for demanding global customers.

We develop complete and integrated software featuring the tools professionals need for remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, image analysis, map production, mosaicking and more. Our strength lies in our uncompromising dedication to being second to none in the imagery processing pillars that are at the foundation of the geospatial world.

Our dedicated staff develops desktop and enterprise software products that allow our customers to produce information from a myriad of aerial and satellite earth observing platforms. Our vision for the future is to make the world a better place by maximizing the value of geo-imagery.   

Our Strengths


British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is one of BC’s largest post-secondary institutions. BCIT offers courses and programs in applied and natural sciences, business and media, computing, engineering, health sciences and trades.

Land Surveying and Mapping courses have been offered at BCIT since it was established in 1964. The BCIT Geomatics Department continues to offer a two year Diploma in Geomatics with the choice of either pursuing a career in the Geomatics industry upon graduation or continuing for a further two years of study towards a Bachelor of Science degree:

Geomatics Engineering Technology Diploma
Bachelor of Science in Geomatics

 Students with previous related post-secondary experience can apply for advanced placement into the second year of the diploma by taking three pre-entry surveying courses during July and August.

In addition to full-time courses the Geomatics Department also offers part-time studies courses allowing students to take individual courses at their own pace. A number of the online courses available from BCIT have been granted exemptions by the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS).

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Recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 employers, the BC Public Service is as diverse as the people it serves with approximately 35,000 public servants from a range of backgrounds including: minority communities, immigrants, persons with disabilities, Indigenous people, and the LGBTQ2+ community. With over 200 different types of jobs for public servants across 280 communities there are opportunities to work in the city or town that suits you best. Dedicated public servants are making valuable contributions every day across B.C. by providing services, programs and policy expertise in areas like health care, public safety, education and environmental management. In addition to opportunities to grow your career, the public service offers work-life balance, great wages and full benefits.

Département de géomatique

Le Cégep Limoilou est un collège d’enseignement général et technique situé dans la ville de  Québec. Il offre depuis 45 ans une formation technique en géomatique par le biais de deux voies de spécialisation que sont l’information géospatiale et la cartographie ainsi que l’arpentage et la géodésie. Ces programmes sont d’une durée de trois ans chacun.

Le Cégep Limoilou est le seul cégep dans l’Est-du-Québec à offrir le programme et le seul du Québec à offrir les deux voies de spécialisation de la géomatique. Il offre à la fois un tronc commun permettant d’acquérir à la fois la polyvalence et l’efficacité dans sa spécialité recherchée en entreprise.

Le département de géomatique offre :

  • une expertise de la géomatique reconnue internationalement (Brésil, Tunisie, Pérou, Sénégal, Tanzanie);
  • des laboratoires, des logiciels spécialisés et des équipements à la fine pointe de la technologie;
  • la possibilité de vivre une session d’études au Pérou (DEC Monde).

Le technicien en géomatique diplômé du Cégep Limoilou est un spécialiste du traitement de l’information à caractère géographique. Il est en mesure de procéder avec compétence et efficacité aux différentes étapes du processus géomatique (acquisition, structuration, stockage, traitement et diffusion de données géospatiales). Il se démarque par sa capacité à traiter ces données, quelle que soit la voie de spécialisation choisie dans son programme.

Au terme de sa formation de trois ans, il peut mettre à profit ses capacités dans les petites et grandes entreprises de géomatique ou de cartographie des secteurs privé, public et parapublic. Les bureaux d’arpentage ont aussi recours à ses compétences ainsi que les entreprises qui doivent gérer une information à caractère géographique ou réaliser des produits géomatiques divers, des cartes et des plans.

GÉOLOCATION (Pagé-Leclair, Société d’arpenteurs-géomètres) was founded in 1980 by Ivan Pagé, Canada and Quebec Land Surveyor. We provide geomatics consulting and assessment services including land and technical surveying, photogrammetry, LiDAR capture, remote sensing, and digital mapping. As the needs of our clients grow increasingly complex, we respond by developing innovative processes and state-of-the art technology. GÉOLOCATION offers a full slate of services, from geographic data acquisition and imaging to the organization, mapping, and distribution of geographic information, and is active in sectors such as telecommunications, energy, transportation, forestry, hydrology, and mining. With an ISO 9001:2008-certified quality assurance system and a qualified, experienced team, GÉOLOCATION is ready wherever you need us in Canada, or around the world. GÉOLOCATION is committed to providing clients with a range of services tailored to their needs. We observe the most stringent quality standards with an innovative approach that integrates engineering and land management.

COGS is a specialized technology campus of the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and it has been providing Geomatics related training since 1948. The Centre is an internationally recognized training facility in the field of applied geography. The facility, located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley, is dedicated to Geomatics and is supported by an experienced faculty, modern, up-do-date equipment, computer labs and current versions of most Geomatics software.

COGS offers a new two year diploma in Geographic Sciences. Students will do a foundation year with broad exposure to geographic decision making and Geomatics tools followed by a chosen second year concentration in Cartography, Community and Environmental Planning, GIS, or Remote Sensing Technologies. COGS offers surveying training with Survey Technician and Geomatics Engineering Technology programs.

For students with previous diplomas and degrees, the Centre offers advanced diploma programs in Geographic Sciences and Marine Geomatics. Students in the Advanced Geographic Sciences Diploma can specialize in Remote Sensing, Geographic Information Systems, and GIS for Business. Graduates from our Advanced Diplomas may also be eligible to continue on in a joint Masters in Applied Geomatics with Acadia University. Credits are also recognized at other learning institutions, including St. Francis Xavier University, Dalhousie University and the University of New Brunswick.

The NSCC and COGS also host the Applied Geomatics Research Group (AGRG) which was founded in January 2000. AGRG began by using Geomatics tools for environmental research in the Annapolis Valley and since then research has expanded to include global partners from the private and public sectors. Today the entire gamut of geomatics technologies is employed to conduct vital environmental research, and create economic opportunity by partnering with innovative organizations and private industries. University graduates or young scientists can further their education with the research group through industry internships, joint M.Sc. degrees or practicums and workshops.

For more information, contact: Michel Purcell, Academic Chair, P – 902-584-2056, F – 902-584-7211, Michael.Purcell@nscc.caThe Université de Sherbrooke is a French-speaking institution spanning six campuses in four cities and two provinces. Each year, it welcomes nearly 40,000 students from more than 88 countries. Recognized as a people-oriented institution, the Université de Sherbrooke stands out for its involvement in sustainable development, its program for free access to mass transit, and its co-operative system, which alternates semesters of academic study with paid work internships. The Department of Applied Geomatics is located on the main Sherbrooke campus in Estrie, renowned for being a dynamic, stimulating, and friendly educational setting.

Undergraduate: The Department offers a specialized undergraduate degree (90 credits), including 33 credits in geomatics (geopositioning, mapping, geomatics, remote sensing, image processing, database management, spatial modeling, aerial-photo analysis) and 24 credits in theme-based activities related to the environment (aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, spatial demography, watersheds, urban planning, transportation). The program, which uses a project-based approach, enables students to develop their practical skills through actual projects submitted by partner organizations and businesses. Students can opt to study on a full-time, part-time, or co-operative basis. The undergraduate degree is complemented by two 15-credit undergraduate microprograms in applied geomatics and geography.

Graduate: The Department offers a master's degree in geographic science (45 credits) and a doctorate in remote sensing (90 credits). The master's degree has three research streams: geographic environments, geomatics, and remote sensing. Enrollment is regular full-time. A professional stream is also available (sustainable geodevelopment), which can be taken on a regular or co-op basis, either full- or part-time. Four doctoral streams are available: applied geomatics, remote-sensing physics, digital-image processing, and interdisciplinary approach to the environment. Enrollment is full-time. In addition to these programs, the Department offers a graduate microprogram in geomatics (15 credits) and a graduate diploma in applied geomatics (30 credits) that can be taken on a full- or part-time basis. The Department's physical resources include the Centre d’applications et de recherches en télédétection (CARTEL or center for remote-sensing applications and research), one of Canada's leaders in this field. The center is dedicated to advancing remote-sensing knowledge and its applications to Earth observation. The Department currently benefits from the Canada Research Chair in Terrestrial Observation and Phytoplankton Ecophysiology. In addition, the Department has three laboratories (environmental analysis, spectroradiometry, and image processing and GIS) as well as an environmental-research station (Site Interdisciplinaire de Recherche en Environnement Extérieur or SIRÈNE [interdisciplinary research site on the exterior environment]).

The Department also brings together renowned specialists in a variety of fields of application such as terrestrial (e.g.,: forestry and biology) and marine (e.g.,: oceanography) ecosystems; the atmosphere (e.g.,: physics and mathematics; water and snow (e.g.,: climatology); urban environment (e.g.,: geography, transportation, and land-use planning); and environmental risks (e.g.,: geomatics and topography). Some research projects are paired with internships and/or international activities. The Department of Applied Geomatics is comprehensively designed to allow students to embark on specialization, expand their knowledge, and develop research skills.

For further information :
Département de géomatique appliquée, Université de Sherbrooke 2500, boul. de l’Université, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, J1K 2R1 -

Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique – L’Université Laval est animée par une culture de l’exigence, un esprit d’innovation et la recherche de l’excellence. Ouverte sur le monde et engagée dans son milieu, elle est la seule université au Québec à offrir une formation aux trois cycles d’études dans le domaine de la géomatique et de l’arpentage. Le Département des sciences géomatiques de la Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique y est responsable des programmes de certificat, de baccalauréat, de maîtrise, de doctorat ainsi que de la recherche dans ce domaine en constante évolution.

Issu de l’École d’arpentage fondée en 1907, le Département des sciences géomatiques a su, au fil d’une centaine d’années, renouveler constamment ses activités de formation et de recherche afin de répondre aux besoins évolutifs de la société. Dès 1986, il offre le premier programme de formation universitaire en géomatique au monde! Aujourd’hui, avec son équipe d’enseignants, son large éventail de programmes, ses nombreux groupes, centres et chaires de recherche, il est reconnu à l’échelle internationale comme un agent de progrès et un leader dans le domaine de la géomatique.

Le Département offre les programmes d’études suivants :

 1er cycle

  • Baccalauréat en sciences géomatiques (accès à l’Ordre des arpenteurs-géomètres du Québec)
  • Baccalauréat en génie géomatique (accès à l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec)
  • Certificat en géomatique (à distance ou en classe)

2e cycle

  • Maîtrise professionnelle en sciences géomatiques – géomatique appliquée
  • Maîtrise de recherche en sciences géomatiques
  • Microprogramme de 2e cycle en géomatique (à distance)
  • Maîtrise professionnelle en biogéosciences de l’environnement (en collaboration avec les départements de géographie, de géologie et génie géologique et de biologie).

3e cycle

  • Doctorat en sciences géomatiques

Le Département propose un environnement d’étude et de recherche stimulant ! Les étudiants inscrits dans un programme d’études en géomatique bénéficient d’un milieu de formation et de recherche exceptionnel. Ils peuvent compter sur l’encadrement d’une équipe multiple, formée de 18 professeurs, de 4 responsables de travaux pratiques et de recherche, de chargés d’enseignement, de professionnels et de techniciens, dont les expertises couvrent l’ensemble des disciplines de la géomatique. La plupart des professeurs dirigent ou font partie de groupes de recherche de calibre international, dont le Centre de recherche en géomatique, des chaires de recherche, des laboratoires et des regroupements spécialisés en gestion territoriale et foncière, réalité augmentée, positionnement par satellites GPS, métrologie et microgéodésie, géomatique cognitive, mobilité, animation et jeux vidéo, etc. Le Département offre aussi des stages et des formations pratiques, ainsi que de nombreuses possibilités de mobilité internationale.

Pour plus d’information :  
Département des sciences géomatiques, Université Laval
Pavillon Louis-Jacques-Casault, 1055, avenue du Séminaire, bureau 1315, Université Laval, Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6, Canada

The Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, Lassonde School of Engineering, York University offers two geomatics-related degrees: a BEng in Geomatics Engineering and a BSc in Geomatics Science, a stream within the Earth and Atmospheric Science program. A Certificate in GIS and Remote Sensing is also offered.

The Geomatics Engineering program, established in 2001, is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS), and the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) (Level-2). Geomatics Engineering shares a common first year with other engineering programs and embraces the integrated teaching of the disciplines of mathematics, fundamental science, computer science, engineering design, geodesy, land surveying, optimal estimation, photogrammetry and remote sensing, GIS and spatial data analytics, engineering surveys, hydrography, and boundary law. The Geomatics Science stream offers students solid knowledge in geomatics and shares a subset of courses with the Geomatics Engineering program. Its curriculum is flexible, with a significant number of elective courses in the 3rd and 4th years of the program. Many of the geomatics core courses are offered in "blended" format, delivered both in-class and on-line. York University is one of the Esri Canada GIS Centres of Excellence and our Geomatics programs are supported by PCI Geomatics, a world leader in geo-imaging products and solutions.

Students benefit from modern training methods with advanced equipment in modern facilities, significant undergraduate scholarships, participating in a co-op program and enjoying numerous high-quality employment opportunities upon completion of their degrees.

Masters and Doctoral degrees are also offered within the strengths of geodynamics, satellite gravimetry, satellite and inertial positioning and navigation, mobile and UAS mapping, mapping and 3D modelling from terrestrial, airborne and satellite imaging and ranging, GIS, BIM and location-based services. Our research is supported by substantial external research grants and contracts. Our faculty members have extensive industrial experience, are very active researchers, and are involved in professional and learned societies, both as scientific contributors and as officers.

Located in Toronto, York University is the 3rd largest university in Canada, with a community of 53,000 students, 7000 faculty and staff, and 295,000+ alumni. For more information on our Geomatics Engineering and Geomatics Science programs please visit:

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