Career opportunities in Geomatics

Geomatics engineers are skillful in methodological and computational viewpoints of spatial information with a special interest for environmental geo-referenced data. Residential and rural land planning, infrastructure design, transportation management, and environmental modeling. Earth sciences are the primary application fields of Geomatics Engineering and all those fields achieve to the general context of sustainable management of the environment and land management. Geomatics Engineers will, therefore, be involved in geospatial projects to establish the new models of Digital Earth, Smart Cities, Geodetic Events and decisions at national and global level.


Some students may wish to work in geotechnical projects at the stages of planning and  construction. Engineering surveys apply rigorous methods to control and support construction and building projects which include construction and maintenance of tunnelsi bridges, hydroelectric power stations, railways, and so on.






Companies are looking for a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) specialists to work on exciting projects in the satellite navigation sector. GNSS experts can combine research, development and support activities within the realm of GNSS Timing, Positioning and Navigation. In addition, some software companies funded either by military or private sectors employ GNSS experts for satellite and terrestrial based positioning systems, primarily concerned with real time GNSS services for various user applications. 




Remote sensing is the process of detecting and monitoring the physical characteristics of an area by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance from the targeted area. Government agencies are the biggest users of this kind of data and service, with mapping, national defense, and global security among the most important current applications. Remote sensing devices (such as cameras) mounted on satellites and airplanes are the common tools used to collect images of the earth. Remote sensing is used in almost all disciplines to solve any geo-related problems, from detecting forest fires, identifying oil spill. Google Maps is a good example for one of the Remote Sensing applications. Considering the importance of geo - related information to find solutions to the World's problem, each organization (e.g. private, public, military) which need that data will employ specialist of image processing and remote sensing.    



Geographic information systems (GIS) are computerised systems used to collect, store, analyse, manipulate and present a range of complex geographical and spatial data. Data can come in a range of formats including cartographic, photographic, digital (for example, from satellites) and remote sensing, or in tables and spreadsheets. Organizations across the globe are increasingly relying on location intelligence to make better decisions. As a result, careers in GIS are in demand more than ever. Equipped with data visualization and spatial analysis skills, GIS professionals qualify for occupations in countless fields such as most sectors of government, commerce and industry, for example defence, meteorology, oil, gas, telecommunications and infrastructure.



Photogrammetry may be defined as the art, science, and technology of obtaining reliable information about physical objects and the environment.  This is done through a process of recording, measuring, and interpreting aerial and terrestrial photographs. Professional photogrammetrists are responsible for all phases of mapping projects and provide spatially accurate base maps that form a foundation for many applications of GIS. Functions can include planning and supervising ground and aerial surveys, interpreting and making measurements from remote sensing imagery, designing maps and cartographic presentations, reproduction and distribution of map products, and managing general business and organizational aspects of photogrammetric projects. Professional photogrammetrist must have a broad understanding of a number of civil engineering and GIS disciplines, as well as surveying and geodesy (the study of the true shape of the earth). Some photogrammetrists are employed in the design and manufacturing of specialized data acquisition, analysis, and measurement equipment.