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What You Do

An 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)

Your Career Pathway

Certificates, Diplomas, Community College

Nova Scotia Community College: Survey Technician (Certificate)

1 Year$3,130

Nova Scotia Community College: Geomatics Engineering Technology (Diploma)

1 Year$3,130

Nova Scotia Community College: Marine Geomatics (Advanced Diploma)

1 Year$4,790

College of North Atlantic: Geomatics/Surveying Engineering Technology (Diploma)

3 Years$1,452
University Bachelor's Degree

University of New Brunswick (UNB): Geomatics Engineering

4 Years$8,411/year