Geomatics Technologist

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

$76,160

Median Yearly
Income

fair

Work
Prospects

0

Prospective
Employers

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:

full-time

Most likely to work in:

Nova Scotia

Most employees have:

Trades certificate or diploma

Certification:

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)














Your Career Pathway

Post-Secondary Educational Programs


Interprovincial Standards Red Seal Program

Allows qualified tradespersons to practice the trade in any province or territory in Canada where the trade is designated, without having to write further examinations. Requirements may also vary by trade.