Why study geomatics and spatial analysis
The field of geomatics uses science and information technologies to gather and manage spatial data. It draws on a variety of disciplines, such as geography, cartography, photogrammetrics, computer science, mathematics and statistics, as well as geographic information systems, global positioning system, and remote sensing. The applications of geomatics include health-care planning, epidemiology, criminology, environmental and resources monitoring and urban planning.
- Keenly interested in expanding one's computer literacy through GIS and remote sensing software;
- Willing to acquire statistical expertise through hypothesis testing and problem solving;
- Eager to explore social and physical problems through mapping;
- Able to manage data and to apply sound organizational skills.