Geomatics Links

Geology & Geomatics Associations

CIG – Canadian Institute of Geomatics
CASI – Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institue
CRSS – Canadian Remote Sensing Society
Geological Association of Canada
AGSAtlantic Geoscience Society
Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta
Association of Geoscientists of Ontario
BC & Yukon Chamber of Mines
NWT Chamber of Mines
CAMESE – Canadian Association of Mining Equipment & Services for Export
Canadian Geomorphology Research Group
Canadian Geoscience Council
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG)
Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists
Canadian Tectonics Group
Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada

The Remote Sensing Directory– with more links
The GIS Directory– with more links

Universities and Colleges with Geomatics Programs

Center of Geographic Sciences – Remote Sensing and GIS advanced Post Graduate programs

Brock UniversityDepartment of Earth Sciences
Carleton UniversityDepartment of Earth Sciences
Dalhousie UniversityDepartment of Earth Sciences Dalhousie Geodynamics Group
École Polytechnique, MontréalGéophysique et Géostatistique
Lakehead UniversityDepartment of Geology
Laurentian UniversityDepartment of Earth Sciences
McGill UniversityDepartment of Earth and Planetary Sciences
McMaster UniversitySchool of Geography and Geology
Memorial UniversityDepartment of Earth Sciences
Queen’s UniversityDepartment of Geological Sciences
and Geological Engineering
Simon Fraser UniversityDepartment of Earth Sciences
Université de MontréalDepartment of Geology
Université du Québec à ChicoutimiDépartement des Sciences Appliquées – Ingénierie et Géologie
Université du Québec à MontréalDépartement des Sciences de la Terre et de l’Atmosphère
Université LavalDépartement de géologie et de génie géologique
University of AlbertaDepartment of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of British ColumbiaEarth and Ocean Sciences Mining and Mineral Process Engineering
University of CalgaryDepartment of Geology and Geophysics
Earth Science Program
University of ManitobaDepartment of Geological Sciences
University of New BrunswickDepartment of GeologyCentre for Deformation Studies in the Earth Sciences
University of OttawaDepartment of Earth Sciences
University of ReginaUniversity of Regina
University of SaskatchewanDepartment of Geological Sciences
University of TorontoDepartment of Geology
University of WaterlooDepartment of Earth Sciences
University of Western OntarioDepartment of Earth Sciences
York UniversityDepartment of Earth and Atmospheric Science
University of VictoriaSchool of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Free Remote Sensing and GIS data

GeoTorrent – peer-to-peer sharing of geospatial data
GeoGratis – geospatial data of Canada
Service New Brunswick – geospatial topographic data of New Brunswick
Government of Prince Edward Island – Air Photos of Prince Edward Island
Government of Prince Edward Island – GIS data sets of Prince Edward Island
Hawaii – Complete GIS data with Landsat images and hillshades
TerraServer – Online data base of Air Photos for the USA
USA States – 1:250,000-scale Digital Elevation Models
The National Map Viewer – UGS online maps

Job posting, Employment and Resume posting web sites

  1. Canadian Geomatics Employment Ceneter
    This website provides users with tools to help find GIS, Remote Sensing, CAD, and Mapping jobs by connecting
    Canadian employers with qualified job seekers. Registration and resume posting is free to job seekers and employers.
  2. Geomatics Employment Directory
  3. Post Your Resume FREE and receive a free resume evaluation and career consultation.
  4. Monster
  5. E-resume
  6. Instantly post your resume to over 75 career sites
  7. Career BuilderOver 1.3 Million Jobs Available
  8. – website entirely dedicated to internet Job Board sites!


Geomatics Government Links

Federal Government

Natural Resources Canada, Minerals and Metals Sector
Geological Survey of Canada
RADARSAT (Canadian Space Agency)
Northern Information Network (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU)
Geodetic Survey of Canada


Canadian Geoscience Publications Directory
Royal Ontario Museum: Archaeology, palaeontology information, etc.
Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Provincial Government

AlbertaAlberta Geological Survey
British ColumbiaBritish Columbia Geological Survey
ManitobaManitoba Industry, Trade and Mines – Minerals Division
New BrunswickMinerals and Energy
Newfoundland & LabradorGeological Survey of Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest TerritoriesMinerals, Oil and Gas

Mineral Resources Directorate (DIAND)

Nova ScotiaDepartment of Natural Resources – Minerals and Energy Branch
NunavutCanada-Nunavut Geoscience Office

Coronation Gulf Mineral Development Area

OntarioOntario Geological Survey

MNDM – Mines and Minerals Division

QuebecMinistère des Ressources Naturelles.
SaskatchewanSaskatchewan Energy and Mines
YukonYukon Geology Program

The Remote Sensing Directory– with more links

Remote Sensing and GIS Software Links

Free or relatively cheap software

  1. Remote Sensing
  2. GIS
  3. Website Design

    GIS Software

    1. Coordinate CalculatorFree coordinate conversion software
    1. 3DEM – Terrain Visualization and Flyby Animation software
    2. MultiSpec software for analyzing multispectral and hyperspectral image data
    3. Remote Sensing Open Source
    4. OSSIM – Remote Sensing Software
    5. Google Earth – Earth terrain in visually rich 3D
    6. NASA Worlwind– Earth terrain in visually rich 3D
    7. TatukGIS AIC– Aerial Imagery Corrector that performs the rectification transformation of an image with the use of polynomial equations.
    8. Terragen – a 3D scenery generator, great for generating photorealistic landscape images and animations
    9. Freeware – Several geology and geomatics related free programs
    10. PCI Geomatica – download the FreeView version for free or get an evaluation of the complete software for 30 days

    Web design Resources Links

    When making a web page it is important to have a quick list of good resources to help make your work easier. Here is a list of some resources that I use often.

    CSS tutorial – learn how to use CSS to control the style and layout of multiple web pages all at once.
    W3Schools – Web developer’s site with free web tutorials
    Tech Trax – Creating Styles (CSS) in Dreamweaver
    Search Engine Marketing Guide – The SEM Guide is meant to be both a tutorial and a general information resource

    Dynamic HTML editor (similar to Dream Weaver)