Geomatics is the modern discipline which integrates the tasks of gathering, storing, processing, modelling, analyzing, and delivering spatially referenced or location information. Alberta is one of the world leaders in geomatic innovation technologies.
Invest in world leading and innovative geomatics technologies
- Alberta has technical expertise in a number of geomatics disciplines including geophysical services, as well as surveying and mapping services.
- Geophysical Services – Alberta specializes in locating and measuring subsurface resources such as oil, gas, and minerals. This includes a high variety of surveying techniques such as magnetic surveys, gravity surveys, seismic surveys, and electric/electromagnetic surveys.
- Surveying and Mapping Services – Alberta specializes in mapping out areas about or below the surface of the earth, such as the creation of view easements or segregating rights in parcels of land by creating underground utility easements.
Strong Post-Secondary and Research Capabilities
- The University of Calgary is a recognized research leader in technology for autonomous vehicles, geomatics engineering, data security, aerospace geomatics and transportation systems optimization.
- Alberta has a number of post-secondary institutions with strong geomatics capabilities.
- University of Alberta – Geographical Information Science
- University of Calgary – Geomatics Engineering
- University of Lethbridge – Geographical Information Science
- Northern Alberta Institute of Technology – Geomatics Engineering Technology
- Southern Alberta Institute of Technology – Geomatics Engineering Technology
- Alberta has a very strong academic community in the field of geomatics, which discusses architectural and industrial challenges that extend to various disciplines like AR
- TECTERRA helps Canadian geospatial technology companies achieve commercial success by investing in product development and commercialization.
- Between 2009 and March 2017, TECTERRA has committed investments totalling $40 million, with $28 million in matching funds from industry to generate 337 net-new jobs and $203 million in economic impact.