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Geomatics

School of Civil Engineering
and Geosciences

Surveying and Mapping
Science


Geographic Information
Science

What is Geomatics?


geomatics
,
n.



The mathematics of the earth;
spec.

the science of the
collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, esp.
instrumental data, relating to the earth's surface.



[Oxford Online Dictionary]

School of Civil Engineering &
Geosciences


Leading degree
courses


World Leading and
Internationally
Excellent research


Professional
accreditation


Facilities


Diversity

The Geomatics Group

World Leading and Internationally Excellent Staff




11 Academics



10 Researchers



4 Support Staff




Leaders of International Organisations



Global experience and links


Geomatics Students

Undergraduate Student Body




c.150 students



Wide range of backgrounds and extra curricular interests



International Geodetic Students Organisation


What is Geomatics?

Land Surveying

Cartography

Computing

Photogrammetry

Remote sensing

Engineering

Photography

Geophysics

Mathematics

Geography

Navigation

Programming

GIS

GPS / GNSS

Geodesy

Hydrographic Surveying

Mapping

Google Earth

What is Geomatics?

Geospatial
Professionals

Science &
Technology

Policies and
Governance

Users &
Applications

What is Geomatics?

Users & Applications

Environment and
Forestry

Marine and Coast

Mining and Exploration

Natural Resources

General Public

Public Health

Agriculture

Land Administration

Urban

Transportation

Business Intelligence

Disaster Management

Geospatial
Professionals

Science &
Technology

Policies and
Governance

Users &
Applications

What is Geomatics?

Geospatial Professionals

Geospatial
Professionals

Science &
Technology

Policies and
Governance

Users &
Applications

Data Providers

National Mapping

Technology Developers

Research Institutes

Service Providers

Students / Educators

Hardware Providers

Software

Solutions Providers

Property / Estate Management

What is Geomatics?

Policies and
Governance

Standards

Ethics

National Mapping

National Monitoring

(National) Security

Licensing

Data QA / QC

Geospatial
Professionals

Science &
Technology

Policies and
Governance

Users &
Applications

Intellectual Property

What is Geomatics?

Science &
Technology

Geospatial
Professionals

Science &
Technology

Policies and
Governance

Users &
Applications

GIS

GNSS

Cartography

Surveying and Mapping

Remote Sensing

Photogrammetry

LIDAR

Scanning

What is Geomatics?

Geospatial
Professionals

Science &
Technology

Policies and
Governance

Users &
Applications

Image Credit: ESA
-
J.Huart

Global Navigation Satellite
Systems




GPS



American
-
owned



System we use in Sat
-
Nav




GLONASS



Russian
-
owned



Operational but not known




GALILEO



Europe’s own GNSS



Under development




COMPASS



Chinese



Online c.2020




Envisat Satellite


Meris Instrument

Remote Sensing




True Colour



False Colour Imaging




Environmental applications




Processes



Urbanisation



Desertification



Coastal Erosion



Deforestation



Ice mass




Observations



Moisture levels



Elevation



Chlorophyll



Gravity



Sea Level



Geodesy, Projections & Datums

Geodesy




What shape is our planet?




How is it changing?




Crust dynamics




Tides




Polar Ice Mass Balance




Datums

and Coordinate Systems




Gravity
Field




Geohazards





Photogrammetry

Photogrammetry




3D Mapping from photographs




Aerial photography



Mapping



Monitoring



Management




Terrestrial Photography



Non
-
contact measurement



Reverse Engineering


Land / Topographic Surveying

Land and Topographic Surveying






Fieldwork

Control

Surveys

Contouring

Setting Out

Practical

Rural

Urban

Outdoors

Reverse Engineering



Reverse Engineering


Analyse what already exists to determine properties,

function and potential alterations


'Ordnance Survey mapping
© Crown copyright. All
rights reserved. Media
licence W01'

Cartography




Presentation of spatial data




Scale



Colour



Projection



Detail
-
v
-

Generalisation



User




Mobile mapping



Virtual Reality



Augmented Reality


Geographical Information Systems

http://www.lumina
-
media.com/nygis/images/pages/clipart
-
gis.gif

http://www.countryscape.org/images/GIS.jpg

GIS




ICT to answer two questions




What is Where?



Where is What?




Technology




Data




Analysis




Applications


Internet Mapping


Online and mobile mapping

Virtual / Augmented Reality




Apps, Software and Plug
-
Ins




Location
-
based Services




Street View




Rapid mapping of disaster zones


Our Teaching





Theory



Practical



Application



High levels of contact time



Approx 20 hours per
week



Professional Education

Our Facilities





Specialist
Laboratory



Specialist Equipment



Dedicated Computer Cluster


Refurbished



Refurbished Lecture Theatres



Large Student Common Room



Use of outdoor space nearby


Town and
Leazes

Moors



Lake
District, Northumberland

Fieldtrips

Our Research


Science and Technology



Geomatics Application Centre



Work with other research
groups in school and beyond:


Transport, Geotechnics,
Water Resources…


Wide range of research
partners


Ordnance Survey, BGS,
Shell, BP…

Degree Programmes

BSc
(
Hons
)


3 years Full Time




Surveying and Mapping Science



Emphasis on spatial data measurement, manipulation and analysis


Engineering, Technology, Environment




Geographic Information Science



Emphasis on spatial data modelling, management and presentation


Computing, Mapping, Geography


Professional Accreditation



Degrees are accredited by:


Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering
Surveyors (CICES)







Excellent links with local and national
industry with guest lectures and
demonstrations

Placement Opportunities


Successfully placing students for summer
work with


Costain


Skanska


Nexus


NCS Survey


Life During and Beyond
Geomatics


Work with Careers Service, in
-
school
support and own initiative


Graduate Destinations

2010 Graduate Employment

79%

17%

4%

2010 Graduate Employment

Full
-
time paid work

Further study

Other reasons to study with us


Practical work and hands
-
on


Great facilities


Industrial links and input


employability


Fieldwork and fieldtrips


High level of contact time


Great combination


Subject


University


City


www.ceg.ncl.ac.uk