This program trains individuals to become geomatics technicians. Geomatics technicians collect, store, process, produce and disseminate spatial or geographical data. They work in small or large geomatics or cartography companies in the private, public and parapublic sector. Surveying offices also call upon their services as do businesses that need to manage geographical information or create geomatics products, maps or plans.
The tasks performed by geomatics technicians include the production of documents related to municipal land management, the production of thematic maps, the creation of geographical information systems, the development of geomatic applications and, lastly, the dissemination of geomatics products.
Specialization B: Geodetic Surveying
The tasks performed by technicians in this category include collecting ground survey data, producing documents related to cadastral operation, implementing solutions, producing legal documents related to land ownership and establishing geodetic networks or tracking photogrammetric monitoring locations. Geomatics technicians generally work as part of teams supervised by various professionals: geomaticians, geographers, engineers, land surveyors, urban planners, environmentalists and computer programmers. They may occasionally be required to meet with customers or users. Communication skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team are therefore necessary for anyone who wishes to practise this profession.
The Geomatics program fosters the development of autonomy, problem-solving skills, accuracy and diligence, attention to detail, creative skills and skills related to esthetics.