Aerial Survey Technician
Technical occupations in geomatics include aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information systems, cartographic and photogrammetric technologists and technicians, who gather, analyze, interpret and use geospatial information for applications in natural resources, geology, environmental research and land use planning. Geomatics technologists and technicians are employed by all levels of government, utilities, mapping, computer software, forestry, architectural, engineering and consulting firms and other related establishments.
- Determines the exact locations and relative positions of natural land features;
- Determines points of elevation, contours and other surveying features;
- Provides information for use in geophysics, geology and resource management;
- Monitors volcanic activity;
- Contributes to calculations of earthquake probabilities;
- Provides photographic record of work in progress on large construction sites or suburban development;
- Conducts aerial field surveys for future building projects to establish the exact locations of natural features or existing built structures.
Two-year college program in cartography, photogrammetry, aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information systems or geomatics