Softcopy Photogrammetric Technologist
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.
- Employs high definition computer monitors to generate three-dimensional images of terrain from aerial photography or satellite imagery;
- Operates softcopy photogrammetry systems to compile planimetric features and elevations of a defined land area;
- Contributes updated data to an agency’s or institute’s geographic information system (GIS);
- Undertakes orthophoto rectification, image colour balancing, and aerial triangulation;
- Establishes and evaluates equipment performance standards for softcopy photogrammetric systems;
- Manages computer hardware and software resources needed to sustain the photogrammetric system;
- Develops and documents training programs for procedures and applications employed on photogrammetric systems;
- Coordinates mapping activities with survey staff and GIS personnel;
- Specifies photography and other imagery requirements in preparation for survey activities;
- Set-up and operates digital photographic work patterns;
- Examines computer generated three-dimensional stereo images in stereoscopic mode.
Three-year college program in cartography, photogrammetry, aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information systems or geomatics.