University of Victoria Geomatics Program

Geomatics is one of the world's fastest growing information technology sectors. This exciting field brings together many related disciplines, including geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (satellite imaging), surveying (including global positioning systems – GPS), cartography, and spatial analysis.

Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information. This broad term applies both to science and technology, and integrates the following more specific disciplines and technologies:

  • geodesy
  • surveying
  • mapping
  • positioning
  • navigation
  • cartography
  • remote sensing
  • photogrammetry
  • geographic information systems
  • global positioning systems

UVic offers two Geomatics program options:

  • Major in Geography (BA and BSc) (Geomatics concentration)
  • Combined Program in Geography and Computer Science (Geomatics)