What is SURVEYING
What is GEOMATICS
The art, science, and technology of gathering and analyzing measurement
data related to the land and other land-related surfaces and spaces, to
include designing and devising the measurement specifications and standards
to accomplish these measurements with the desired precision and accuracy
and error control and adjustment, including the use of all instrumentation
applicable to such measurements, said measurements typicaly being, but
not limited to distances, heights, angles, directions, positions, areas,
volumes, and other measurements associated with these quantities
Is a field of activities which, using a systemic approach, integrates
all the means used to acquire and manage spatial data required as part
of scientific, administrative, legal and technical operations involved
in the process of the production and management of spatial information.
(As defined by the Canadian Institute of Geomatics in their quarterly
The definition of geomatics is evolving. A working definition
might be "the art, science and technologies related to the management of
geographically-referenced information." Geomatics includes a wide range
of activities, from the acquisition and analysis of site-specific spatial
data in engineering and development surveys to the application of GIS and
remote sensing technologies in environmental management. It includes cadastral
surveying, hydrographic surveying, and ocean mapping, and it plays an important
role in land administration and land use management.
which is a very good read in whole.
Geomatics is the modern scientific term referring to the integrated
approach of measurement, analysis, management, storage and display of the
descriptions and location of Earth-based data, often termed spatial data.
These data come from many sources, including earth orbiting satellites,
air and sea-borne sensors and ground based instruments. It is processed
and manipulated with state-of-the-art information technology using computer
software and hardware. It has applications in all disciplines which depend
on spatial data, including environmental studies, planning, engineering,
navigation, geology and geophysics, oceanography, land development and
land ownership and tourism. It is thus fundamental to all the geoscience
disciplines which use spatially related data.
[from the School of
Geomatic Engineering, Univ. of New South Wales]
Geomatics is concerned with the measurement, representation,
analysis, management, retrieval and display of spatial data concerning
both the Earths physical features and the built environment. The principal
disciplines embraced by Geomatics include the mapping sciences, land management,
geographic information systems, environmental visualisation, geodesy, photogrammetry,
remote sensing and surveying.
[from the Dept. of
Geomatics at Univ. of Melbourne]
Geomatics comprises the science, engineering, and art involved
in collecting and managing geographically-referenced information. Geographical
information plays an important role in activities such as environmental
monitoring, management of land and marine resources, and real estate transactions.
Dept. of Geodesy
and Geomatics Engineering at UNB]
The science of Geomatics is concerned with the measurement,
representation, analysis, management, retrieval and display of spatial
information describing both the Earth's physical features and the built
environment. Geomatics includes disciplines such as:
Surveying, Geodesy, Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry, Cartography,
Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems
of Surveying and Spatial Information Science at the Univ. of Tasmania