Geomatics Canada (2006) defines it as the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting, distributing and using geographic information. Geomatics encompasses a broad range of disciplines that can be brought together to create a detailed but understandable picture of the physical world and our place in it.
These disciplines include:
In the GLEL we use Geomatics to model and map spatial distributions and temporal changes in land cover types, continuous physical environmental variables, habitat, and other features important to given species. Data types that are used in these analyses include high to moderate resolution airborne imagery (in-house system), satellite imagery, digital elevation models, environmental data, and high precision GPS positional data.
- remote sensing
- geographic information systems (GIS)
- global positioning system (GPS)