Geomatics Technologist

Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash
Photo by Jason Blackeye on Unsplash


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Geomatics technicians are responsible for gathering, analyzing, interpreting and using geospatial information for applications in natural resources, geology, and environmental research. They conduct geophysical surveys including precise positioning, geotechnical analysis and comprehensive reporting and mapping. 

Work type:


Most likely to work in:

Nova Scotia, New Brunswick

Most employees have:

Bachelor's Degree / Trades certificate or diploma


Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

What you do

A Geomatics Technologist performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan map content - format, design and compile required data from seafloor imaging, survey notes, records, reports and other maps
  • Generate maps and related graphs and charts using digital mapping techniques
  • Operate specialized computer hardware and software and peripheral equipment to model, manage, analyze and display geospatial data

What you need

  • A keen interest in being at sea
  • A neat and systematic approach to projects
  • Ability to be accurate, precise, and efficient
  • Strong computer skills
  • Physical stamina (may be necessary for those doing fieldwork at sea)

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