The Geomatics includes all the tools and methods to acquire, represent, analyze and integrate geographical data. The word Geomatics was determined to group all the knowledge and technologies needed for the production and processing of digital data describing the territory, resources or other object or phenomenon with a geographical position.
Geomatics therefore consists of at least three distinct activities : acquisition, processing and diffusion of geographic data. Geomatics is closely linked to’Geographic Information which is the representation of an object or a phenomenon localized in space. Professionals working inthe study of geomatics and its software are called geomaticians (Project manager or geomatics engineer, administrator GIS, cartographer technician or data processing, spatial database manager, etc).
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Although Geomatics is a relatively unknown field to public, people use its applications daily without even knowing. Indeed, Geomatics is the basis for emergency services 911, global positionning system technologies (GPS) and the Google Earth website, among other things. This science is a cross between geography and information technology in order to solve environmental problems.
The fields of application are extremely numerous and range from traditional occupations through the whole range of new technologies using social networks and using mobile technologies :
  • Engineering;
  • Survey;
  • Geography;
  • Topography;
  • Navigation;
  • Geomarketing;
  • Hydrography;
  • Marine Biology;
  • Forestry;
  • Planning and Urbanism;
  • Agriculture;
  • Risk management;
  • Meteorology;
  • 911;
  • Public Safety;
  • Emergency measures;
  • Transport network;
  • Mining,
  • Remote Sensing,
  • Flight simulators,
  • Geogaming;
  • Augmented Reality;
  • And many more.