Latest Headlines

New Geomatics Diploma First of its Kind in Ontario 06.03.200

June 3, 2003
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
Beginning in September, 2003, Fleming College is offering a new two-year diploma program in the rapidly growing field of geomatics. It will complement existing post-graduate education and customized training programs offered through the Geomatics Institute at Fleming at the college’s Frost Campus in Lindsay.

The program will be the first in Ontario to combine what program co-ordinator Lawrie Keillor-Faulkner calls the “four pillars” of geomatics – cartography, geographic information systems, global positioning systems and surveying, and remote sensing.

The college is launching the Geomatics Technician diploma program to meet an anticipated increase in demand for people skilled in the use of geomatics, says Lawrie Keillor-Faulkner.

The demand for GIS graduates will outstrip the supply by two to one for at least the next four years, says the Geomatics Sector Human Resources Study, published in 2001. And Natural Resources Canada describes geomatics as “one of the fastest –growing technology sectors of the 1990’s,” with Canada at its forefront.

Geomatics is the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting and distributing geographic information. Because geomatics applications are constantly evolving as industries identify new needs and uses for their data, it can be applied to virtually any profession such as urban planning, real estate, engineering, criminal investigations, defense and intelligence, transportation, and environmental and natural resource planning.

Fleming’s new program will appeal to someone who has computer skills and a good grasp of spatial concepts. And they should enjoy mapping. That’s what drew Keillor-Faulkner to the field.

Students and professionals interested in finding out more about learning and professional development opportunities offered through the Geomatics Institute at Fleming, can visit its new web site at www.geomaticsatfleming.ca

At the Geomatics Institute at Fleming, students have access to the latest technology and benefit from Fleming’s excellent relations with industry, government and business. The Geomatics Institute at Fleming is funded in part by the Ontario Ministry of Enterprise, Opportunity and Innovation and by the private sector, including in-kind donations.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to POB

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

HxGN Live

More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries attended HxGN Live, the annual Hexagon AB user conference, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 3-6. About 450 keynotes and panel discussions were held, and several companies from around the world exhibited their geospatial products. Here are a few snapshots from the event.

9/30/14 2:00 pm EDT

Technical Workflows on the Job Site Using 3D Laser Scanning

The purpose of this webinar is to dig into different laser scanning workflows and techniques.

POB

POB September 2014

2014 September

In this September 2014 issue of POB, we take a look at a book that reveals how a rare-map dealer made millions stealing ancient maps. Also, discover the secrets of a 21st-century surveyor and how technology enables small surveying businesses to ease growing pains and maximize their potential.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Surveying Career

Would you recommend surveying as a career to a current college student?
View Results Poll Archive

Point of Beginning Store

M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\POB\epubsite\Statues-pic-large.gif
Surveyor Statues

The perfect gift or award for any special occasion.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Geo Locator

Buyers Guide

The #1 buyers' guide for land surveyors and geomatics professionals. Search listings for software and equipment manufacturers, equipment dealers and professional services. CLICK HERE to view GeoLocator.

STAY CONNECTED

Facebook logo Twitter logo  LinkedIn logo  YouTube logoRPLS small logo

Google +