Definition of geomatics in English:

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geomatics

Pronunciation: /ˌjēəˈmadiks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of science that deals with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data relating to the earth’s surface.
Example sentences
  • At last count, the intranet-based group encompassed 19 different communities, with discussion topics ranging from physics to geomatics.
  • He holds a bachelor's degree in geomatics and a master's degree from the Department of Geomatic Sciences at Laval University.
  • Two reference station software packages provide scalable systems for surveying, mapping, and geomatics.

Derivatives

geomatic

Pronunciation: /ˌjēəˈmadik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Members are either geomatic technicians or multi-media technicians.
  • The professor of geomatic engineering commented: ‘This is a historic moment for Mars exploration.’
  • High-resolution geomatic surveys allow 3D photorealistic outcrop images to be captured and interpreted using novel visualization and analysis methods.

Origin

1980s: blend of geography and informatics.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ge·o·mat·ics

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