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The ACLS is a national self-regulating professional association. It has 604 members located across Canada (and the world), who have expertise in surveying, photogrammetry, remote sensing, geodesy, hydrography and land information systems.

The licensed Canada Lands Surveyors are the only ones authorized by the Canada Lands Surveyors’ Act to perform cadastral surveying on Canada Lands which, in a nut shell, include Aboriginal Reserves, Federal Parks, all lands in the three territories and the offshore portion that is not under provincial jurisdiction.

The Association is proud to be a member of the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) which is responsible for establishing, assessing, and certifying the academic qualifications of individuals who apply to become professional surveyors and/or geomatics professionals. The ACLS is also proud to provide registrar and administrative services for CBEPS. The CBEPS web site address is:

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

Government of British Columbia - GeoBC

We Create Geospatial Products

GeoBC, creates and manages geospatial information and products, as well as provides consultation services across all natural resource sector (NRS) agencies. While this may sound like a complicated and purely technical role, in practice the group has four very tangible areas of focus directly tied to NRS business functions:

  1. To create and maintain a standard set of base spatial data. For example, roads, hydrology, and terrain. With the goal of progressively making this information open and accessible for use by all
  2. Providing assurance for the Provincial Crown land registries, and the information repositories of Provincial rights and obligations. Specifically Gator and the Integrated Land and Resource Registry (ILRR)
  3. Offering Crown land research expertise to other government agencies, both rights-granting and otherwise
  4. Offering a service for custom solutions to NRS business issues. This would include developing mapping products and visualization for avalanche awareness, and providing assistance to treaty teams, spatial design and project management support for clean energy projects just to name a few examples.

In short, if an NRS business area has any concerns about or interest in the concept of "place" then GeoBC is involved in some way. This would be either indirectly through the open provision of the authoritative base information or directly by involving mapping, analysis and land research specialists from the branch.

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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.

 QPS is focused on system integration of survey sensors and the development of software applications used for a wide variety of applications, including, but not limited to: hydrographic surveys (bathymetry, habitat, etc.), sea-floor mapping, portable pilot units and Electronic Navigation Charts (ENC) production. The key technology of QPS is based on precise navigation, the collection and presentation of large volumes of navigation and depth/elevation data. This also includes new techniques for 3D visualization and analysis of environmental-based disparate data sets. QPS navigation and positioning software is used on board offshore construction vessels, pipe-lay barges, drilling rigs, seismic research vessels, hydrographic survey vessels, land based survey vehicles, autonomous vehicles, etc. QPS' suite of products, QINSy, Qimera and Fledermaus, provide customers wih a total geomatic workflow from acquisition to visualization.



The GIS Environmental Technologies diploma programs at Assiniboine Community College give you the opportunity to gain valuable and practical geomatics skills. From the moment you start your first day until you graduate, you will be part of a dynamic, student-focused atmosphere in which students thrive in small classes with experienced faculty and staff who take pride in your success. In our on-campus diploma program, skills are developed with hands-on learning through labs, field trips and projects over a two-year (20 month) period at our Brandon, Manitoba campus.

If you have already obtained a recognized degree or diploma and are looking to upgrade or develop your geomatics skills, the advanced diploma in GIS environmental technologies from Assiniboine Community College may be the opportunity you have been looking for. This advanced diploma gives you the power to learn valuable skills, using cutting edge software, through interactive course materials delivered in a distance format. The result is ultimate flexibility, tailored to you. Courses have three start dates through the year, giving multiple course offers and creating great networking opportunities for professionals from across Canada and the world.

For more information on any of these programs please contact Greg Lewis, program chairperson at (204) 725-8700 x.6479,, or visit us on the Web at

CIMA+ is a multidisciplinary firm active in the fields of engineering, project management and new technologies.

Involved in geomatics since 1990, CIMA+ has developed substantial expertise in geomatic data acquisition, storage, management, analysis and dissemination in order to meet the needs of our clients, notably in the municipal sector.

Our multidisciplinary team is comprised of talented, seasoned geomatics specialists and computer scientists, who have completed many large projects for which the most recent methodologies and technologies were used. This team relies on the skills of a large group of experts in the various engineering sectors. This allows us to provide our clients with complete expertise in a context of partnership and knowledge sharing.

Our geomatics team offers expertise in civil engineering, urban infrastructures, environment, urban planning, transportation, telecommunications and energy.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • analysis of needs and processes
  • data and systems architecture
  • thematic mapping
  • spatial analysis
  • geographic information systems (GIS)
  • modelling, integration and data conversion
  • database management
  • analysis and development of geomatic applications
  • systems integration
  • acquisition and digitisation of spatial referenced data
  • image analysis
  • support for the use of global positioning systems (GPS)
  • surveys (topometry)
  • technical assistance and training

Effigis designs, develops and implements since 25-year innovative geospatial solutions (Earth observation services, infrastructure inventory, telecommunications network monitoring, GNSS software, geological studies) aimed at improving its customers’ business processes. A business partner in one of the largest satellite imaging distribution networks in the world, Effigis provides its clients with access to a wide range of Earth observation business satellites. It is also the exclusive distributor of Pléiades satellite images for Canada. Effigis thus serves many sectors of activity such as public administration, aeronautics, agriculture, environment, forestry, engineering consulting, mines and oil, public services and telecommunications.

We offer a one-stop shop for all your geoinformation needs

Geospatial Data Collection and Management: Geographic information system (GIS), Geospatial solutions development, Land Management, Infrastructure Inventory, Patrols and repairs services

Earth Observation: Satellite images distribution and resale, Satellite images interpretation and processing, Geological studies, EO Application Development

Products: OnPOZ GNSS products (hardware and software), CPAT FLEX mobile and modular monitoring system for cable distribution network

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

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.

High Eye Aerial Imaging Inc. provides a variety of UAV Photogrammetry options including: Orthographic mosaics, topographical maps such as; DEM & DSM, Slope & Watershed, and Contour maps. We also provide Agricultural eNDVI analysis, Thermal imaging, Inspections services, and offer general HD videos and photos.

Since 1995, K2 Geospatial has been committed to bringing spatial information and analysis tools within everyone’s reach by developing software solutions that provide effective visual aids to decision-makers.

K2 Geospatial’s solutions connect, consolidate, and publish data that is often managed and stored in silos throughout different systems. Employees and citizens can easily access the information and analyze it in real time to make informed decisions. Our solutions are used by municipalities, regional governments, ports, airports, road authorities, railways, public utilities, and natural resource companies.

K2’s solutions are powered by JMap, a map-based integration platform designed to connect silos and offer user-friendly interfaces destined to non-technical users. JMap is deployed and used by hundreds of organizations in North, South and Central America as well as in Europe.

RME Geomatics (formerly NGF Geomatics) was acquired in 2015 as a division of Rocky Mountain Equipment Canada Ltd. (RME). Initially established to provide aerial data capture and mapping for the survey, engineering and construction industries, today industry clients also include energy, forestry, agriculture, mining and government agencies responsible for land management.

RME Geomatics takes pride in providing superior terrain modelling and remote data capture services. Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), manned helicopters, the most modern and powerful LiDAR, photogrammetric, infrared and multi-spectral sensors, our goal is to deliver high quality, geo-referenced mapping and data that is customized to meet your individual needs. 

You benefit from access to decades of experience working in industry, government, research and development. Our staff includes geomatics and mapping specialists, mechanical and electrical engineers, conventional and unmanned aircraft pilots, aircraft systems designers, safety consultants and technologists. 

A publicly traded company on the TSX, RME is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rocky Mountain Dealerships Inc. (RMDI).  RMDI has been publically traded on the TSX since December 2007, and is Canada’s largest agriculture and industrial equipment dealership, with branches throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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

Achieves registration to ISO 9001:2015

Sani - International Technology Advisors Inc. (SANI-ITA) is a privately owned Canadian company with its head office located in Ontario. The Corporation is a business partner and reseller of BAE Systems Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP), TerraGo GeoPDF and EDGE products, ImageSat products and Leica Geosystems products.

The Company is ISO 9001:2008 registered and provide services globally that include:

  • Requirements’ Analysis & Specification Design
  • Programme Management
  • Third Party Audits
  • Consulting & Project Management
  • Data Acquisition (Ground, Aerial Photography, Satellite Imagery)
  • Data Production (DEMs and Orthophotography)
  • Topographic Mapping (Engineering Mapping, Infrastructure & Hazard, Environment & Landfill)
  • Information Analysis & Visualization (Volumetric Computation, Change Detection, 3D Visualization)
  • Data Maintenance & Integration (Mapping Update, Data Management & Compression, Systems Integration, Mobile and Web Development, Land Information Systems Development)
  • Airport Safety Related (ICAO Type “A” and Category III Obstruction Surveys, Obstacle Limitation Surveys)
  • Land Surveys (Engineering Surveys, Utility Surveys and Field Verification Surveys)
  • Training (Core, Expert, Specialized and Customized courses available)

Staff members of SANI-ITA hold bachelor and advanced degrees from universities in North America and Europe and specialize in digital photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS, business analysis and process improvement and are Registered members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors (AOLS) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

SANI-ITA is a member of the Geomatics Industry Association of Canada (GIAC) and the Canadian Institute of Geomatics.

For additional information, please contact us +1 905 943 7774 or visit our website.

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.



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 toward the Bachelor of Technology:

Geomatics Engineering Technology Diploma
Bachelor of Technology 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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"Canadian GIS & Geomatics ( has been helping people locate Canadian geospatial information since 2005. What started out as an online location to store hard to find resources for an applied geomatics research project at COGS, eventually evolved into a popular web portal containing valuable geographic information from Newfoundland to British Columbia while helping to promote the Canadian Geomatics Industry.

The site features information covering a range of Canadian geomatics related topics including data sources, web mapping, education programs, employment, historical cartography, networking groups, professional organizations, industry news and more. One of the more popular sections on the site has been the Canadian data section that now contains over 100 freely available Canadian data sources. Through the help of people all across Canada combined with various expanding social networks, new sources of geospatial information continues to be added, featured and shared every week. publishes press releases, provides an interactive conference calendar to promote networking opportunities and have recently added a Canadian Geospatial Directory to include information about companies and organizations in geo related disciplines (from GIS to surveying) or associated with the geomatics industry.

These services are provided free thanks to various sponsorship and advertising and open to all geospatial related companies in Canada. CIG members are encouraged to help us further promote the Canadian Geomatics Industry, by sharing their geospatial related information through these opportunities. For more details or to submit information to be included members can email or use the submission forms on the website."

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.

EcoInformatics International Inc. provides consulting services specializing in strategic planning, knowledge management and innovation for leading edge science, technology and environmental organizations in Canada and Internationally. It vision is based on the science-policy-practice and people loop as the driving force for sustainable development. Its services include:

  • Strategy mapping, planning and management
  • Knowledge management and Decision Support Systems
  • Managing and influencing the policy cycle
  • Policy and strategic maps (national, regional and international)
  • Environmental monitoring and assement
  • Climate change assessment in boreal and sub-arctic ecoregions
  • Climate change adaptation strategies

L’Université Laval est la seule université au Québec à offrir une formation aux trois cycles d’études dans le domaine de la géomatique. Le Département des sciences géomatiques de la Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique y est responsable des programmes de baccalauréat, de maîtrise, de doctorat ainsi que de la recherche dans ce domaine en constante évolution.

De nouveaux programmes de formation
Issu de l’École d’arpentage créée en 1907, le Département des sciences géomatiques a su constamment adapter ses activités de formation et de recherche. Dès 1986, il offre le premier programme de géomatique au monde! Aujourd’hui, avec ses 19 professeurs, sa panoplie de programmes, ses nombreux groupes, centres et chaires de recherche, il est encore reconnu 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)

2e cycle

  • Maîtrise en sciences géomatiques
  • Maîtrise avec mémoire (recherche)
  • Maîtrises professionnelles en :
    • Géoinformatique
    • Gestion territoriale et foncière
    • Géomatique appliquée
  • M.B.A. en gestion géomatique Offert conjointement avec la Faculté des sciences de l’admi-nistration et l’École nationale d’administration publique
  • Maîtrise en biogéosciences de l’environnement En collaboration avec les départements de géographie, de géologie et génie géologique et de biologie.

Programmes courts

  • Microprogramme en géomatique de base
  • Microprogramme en géomatique avancée

3e cycle Doctorat en sciences géomatiques
Un environnement de recherche stimulant

Les étudiants inscrits au Département des sciences géomatiques bénéficient d’un milieu de formation et de recherche exceptionnel. Ils peuvent compter sur l’encadrement de 19 professeurs, experts de toutes les disciplines de la géomatique et très actifs en recherche ainsi que de leur équipe de professionnels et techniciens. La plupart des professeurs-chercheurs dirigent ou font partie de groupes de recherche de calibre international dont le Réseau canadien de centres d’excellence en géomatique GEOIDE, le Centre de recherche en géomatique, des chaires de recherche, des laboratoires et des regroupements spécia-lisés en bases de données spatiales décisionnelles (BI), réalité augmentée, positionnement par satellites GPS, géomatique cognitive, mobilité et LBS, animation et jeux vidéo, etc.

Based in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, FOIF Canada Inc. is the exclusive Canadian distributor for Suzhou FOIF’s wide range of surveying instruments, including Total Stations, Theodolites, GNSS, Automatic Levels, Digital Levels and Precision Levels.

FOIF Canada is dedicated to offering the highest quality instrumentation to empower surveyors, engineers and construction companies to meet their goals efficiently and accurately.

Suzhou First Optical Instrument Factory was founded in 1958, produced the first 1st grade Optical Theodolite and the first Automatic Level in China in 1968. The first EDM was developed in 1987 and the first Total Station in 1996. FOIF worked successively on the manufacturing and assembly of Wild T2, Leica DI1600 and Sokkia DT2 EDM.

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Four Point Learning offers Continuing Professional Development opportunities using blended learning methods and technologies. The goal is to deliver high-value knowledge and practice for Land Professionals across Canada while ensuring ease of access and flexibility. Four Point Learning further supports current and aspiring Land Professionals in staying at the leading edge of property, title and boundary law by:
  • publishing The Boundary Point, a free monthly e-newsletter, providing case comments on decisions recently released by Canadian courts;
  • organizing an annual conference on topics of interest to the practice of lawyers, surveyors and other professional disciplines; and
  • partnering with a major university to deliver discipline-specific law courses.

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.


Quebec leader in municipal GIS with more than 600 client municipalities, Groupe de géomatique Azimut, offers a complete and effective solution for the collection, management, analysis and dissemination since 1998.

The intelligence of the location-based information anywhere and at any time is the result of rigor, efficiency and innovation in the development of solutions realized by his team of professionals.

In a world where a growing human population is placing increasing burdens on resources and the environment, technology has a critical role to play.  Ocean technology is of particular interest given the pivotal role of the oceans in all aspects of human existence – from commerce, to sustenance, to climate.
The Marine Institute School of Ocean Technology is mandated to undertake education, training and applied research and development programs in various aspects of ocean technology.  The School is particularly committed to delivering education and training programs that meet the needs of the ocean sector (industry, academia and government) in Canada, and beyond.
Education and Training Programs offered by the School of Ocean Technology include:

  • Bachelor of Technology (BTech)
  • Joint Diploma of Technology / Bachelor of Technology (Underwater Vehicles) – BTech (UV)
  • Joint Diploma of Technology / Bachelor of Technology (Ocean Mapping) – BTech (OM)
  • Masters of Technology Management (MTM)

In addition to education and training, the School of Ocean Technology undertakes applied research and development in two key areas - ocean mapping and ocean observing systems. The guiding principles of the applied research and development effort are to:

  • Respond to the evolving technology needs of key ocean industries (fisheries, shipping, offshore oil and gas, etc.). 
  • Wherever possible and practical, work collaboratively with the ocean technology industry in Canada.
  • Provide work experience and employment opportunities for students and graduates of School of Ocean Technology programs.

The School of Ocean Technology is a member of the Open Geospatial Consortium.
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The Geographic Information Systems-Geospatial Management (GIS-GM) Postgraduate Certificate program, Niagara College, is a one-year program, providing leading-edge training in advanced geospatial management and the latest geospatial technology. The program prepares individuals to be trained geospatial experts within their chosen field, such as environmental management, natural resources conservation, urban planning, business, and industry sectors.

Of particular interest are the internship opportunities (the applied GIS thesis projects) that form the cornerstone of the program. Learners receive invaluable experience through learning how to design, plan, implement, and manage a real-world GIS project with real clients while completing their postgraduate certificates.

Emphasis in the program is given to the latest technology in GIS, remote sensing, GPS, Internet mapping, geodatabase management and administration, and 3D visualization, using a variety of proprietary software (ArcGIS site license, MapInfo, Manifold, AutoDesk, ERDAS etc.) and open source software (MySQL, Web Map Server, etc.)

This is an intensive program consisting of three semesters (14, 10, and 10 weeks) that commence in September and end in June of the following year. A total of 17 courses are delivered via more than 700 contact hours as a part of the successful completion of the certificate. As this is an applied certificate, all classes are delivered in a ‘hands-on’ format, which combines lecture, demo, and class exercise delivery methods, in our designated 24/7 GIS lab.

For further information about the program, please visit our website at, contact: Janet Finlay, program coordinator,, or call (905) 641-2252, extension 4084.

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,


The School of Renewable Resources at Selkirk College is the home to four diverse environmental science programs that are designed to prepare you for a rewarding career and lifestyle. Each is respected across Canada for offering quality instruction, innovative technology, and practical experience in environmental science disciplines. Additionally the school oversees the operation of the Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre, a national center of excellence in Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Technologies.

Starting in the fall of 2007, students were able to enrol in a new Bachelor of Geographic Information Systems Degree that provides excellent opportunities for continuing education and skill development. Students from all four diploma programs are eligible, along with interested individuals from outside the school with suitable qualifications.

Our academic offerings are delivered in one bachelor’s degree, one advanced diploma, and three nationally-accredited technical diploma programs:

  • Bachelor of Geographic Information Systems
  • Advanced Diploma in Geographic Information Systems
  • Forest Technology
  • Recreation Fish and Wildlife Technology
  • Integrated Environmental Planning Technology

Applied research is another primary focus of the school’s operation. The Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre has been involved with numerous partnerships investigating a variety of geomatic problems. Some examples of completed projects include wildfire intensity mapping using remotely sensed data, prescribed burning prioritisation, aboriginal value databases, avalanche hazard mapping, and community asset mapping.

(New Pathway to a Master's Degree From Fleming College to Vancouver Island University)

The Geomatics Institute at Fleming delivers geomatics post-secondary and post-graduate education and customized training programs, building on Fleming’s reputation for preparing students and professionals for successful careers in this exciting new field. We’re meeting industry and government demand for improved geomatics education and qualified graduates. Located at Fleming College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ontario, the Geomatics Institute at Fleming is ideally situated for the study of geomatics.

Fleming College has an international reputation for innovation and excellence in cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) education earned over the past 30 years. Fleming was one of the first Canadian colleges to offer cartography, GIS, and other geomatics-related training. Many of the first applications of geomatics have their roots in cartography and surveying, and were developed in the field of natural resource management—a discipline for which Fleming is renowned.

The Geomatics Institute at Fleming offers students and professionals exciting, first-class learning and professional development opportunities:

  • Geomatics Technician Diploma (2 year diploma program)The first of its kind in Ontario, this two-year Diploma program is designed for high school graduates and combines the disciplines of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, surveying/GPS, and Cartography.

  • GIS Cartographic Specialist (3 semester, post-diploma certificate program)The Fleming Cartographic Specialist program delivers a unique approach to studying geographic analysis and application. Building on their existing skills, students become well-equipped GIS practitioners, talented visual designers, and proficient communicators using GIS software to create customized products for the many users of geographic information.

  • GIS Applications Specialist(2 semester, post-diploma certificate program)This post-graduate, eight-month program uses high-end technology tools to collect, store, manipulate, analyze, interpret, and communicate geographic information within a variety of disciplines. A post-graduation internship option allows students to work for host companies and earn an additional credit plus valuable work experience.

Customized training is offered for government, business, and industry professionals seeking opportunities to upgrade existing skills or learn new ones, for example, web-based geomatics applications. Training sessions are designed to meet the specific needs of the participants. Courses can be customized from a mix of disciplines including:

  • GIS
  • Remote Sensing
  • Surveying/GPS
  • Cartography

Training sessions are developed using a variety of software applications and datasets that are tailored to the client’s needs. The Geomatics Institute at Fleming offers both on-site and off-site training opportunities, with a “mobile lab” available to bring training sessions to your workplace.

The Department of Geomatics Engineering offers an integrated approach to the acquisition, analysis, storage, distribution, management, and use of spatially-referenced data. It embraces the traditional areas of geodesy, photogrammetry, precise engineering surveys, cadastral and hydrography, as well as new fields such as spatial/geospatial information systems (SIS/GIS), location navigation and positioning, and remote sensing.

The Department has 21 full-time faculty members, a CRC/iCORE Chair in Wireless Location, and a CRC in Mobile Multi-Sensor Geomatics Systems. Undergraduate students normally enter the department after completing an 18-month common core program. Graduate students enter the program after completing a B.Sc. in Geomatics Engineering or an equivalent degree in a related discipline. They may enroll in one of four specialization areas: Earth Observation, Positioning Navigation and Wireless Location, Digital Imaging Systems, and GIS and Land Tenure.

The graduate program has a strong international component and its graduates are in high demand in industry. The Department is internationally recognized for the excellence of its researchers, and has been highly successful in raising research funds. Currently funded projects include wireless location positioning and navigation, integration of positioning technology with airborne and land-based remote sensors, geoid studies, application of GIS to hydrology, development of mobile information systems, uncertainty modelling in spatial data, and industrial metrology. Most of the projects have a strong knowledge transfer component, and a number of successful software license agreements have resulted from previous research. More information is available at:

The Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering (GGE) offers three undergraduate degrees in Geomatics: Geomatics Engineering, a Bachelor in Geomatics and a Diploma Certificate. The first two programs are accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) and by the Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS). More details can be found in our website. Our undergraduate programs have seen an increase in interest with a double in intake in the past years. Our graduate programs, the Ph.D., the (research-based) Master of Science in Engineering, and the (course-based) Master in Engineering continue strong and with a steady intake of students. The department has embarked in offering online courses, with two GIS courses being already offered, and others under preparation.  Highlights in terms of research groups. The Ocean Mapping Group continues to sail the seven rivers and the seven seas, including discovering uncharted passages in the Arctic. Geodetic Research Laboratory continues with its contributions in geodesy and GNSS. The two research chairs, in Remote Sensing and in Big data and Data Mobility continue hard at work with increasing visibility and level of research. The GIS group leader has just published two books in GIS and continues with research in GIS applications. UNB’s GGE students are exposed to the latest concepts and technologies, and provided with a solid foundation of knowledge and inquiry upon which they can build sustainable careers. Since 1961, more than 1 000 students from 56 countries have graduated from our programs after making their own unique contributions to university life in Fredericton, New Brunswick. As well, GGE faculty and students have made important international contributions in everything from satellite positioning and earthquake prediction, through to mapping and remote sensing, engineering surveys, geographic information systems, land administration, and ocean mapping.

Are you a potential student interested in a world-class education at the undergraduate or post-graduate level using the latest technology? Are you a geomatics professional in a private company or a government organization looking at research partnerships on a particular project? Visit our web page at, then contact us and get in touch with the world!

The Geomatics Engineering program within the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University is the newest four-year Geomatics Engineering program in Canada. The program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board within the new School of Engineering of York University. The program offers a comprehensive B.Sc. degree in Geomatics Engineering, sharing a common first year with all other engineering programs, and embracing in later years the integrated teaching of the disciplines of geodesy, metrology, photogrammetry and remote sensing, GIS, and spatial data analysis and management. Students benefit from the use of modern facilities training with new, advanced equipment partaking in the highly successful internship program and enjoying numerous, high-quality employment opportunities upon completion of their degree. Through the Faculty of Science and Engineering, students also benefit from the interdisciplinary teaching and research in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Masters and doctoral degrees are also offered within the strengths of geodynamics, gravimetry, satellite and inertial precise positioning and navigation, GIS, and terrestrial, airborne and satellite imaging and ranging research, supported by substantial external research grants and contracts.

The program has grown substantially with the recent increase of the number of full faculty members. The School of Engineering is planning for significant growth in the coming years through expansion of existing programs and the introduction of new ones.

York University is located in the city of Toronto, and with approximately 50 000 students in 11 faculties, is the third-largest university in Canada.


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