A degree in Geomatics

Opens up a whole new world for women and men!


Geomatics is the science and technology of gathering, analysing, interpreting and distributing spatial information. Geomatics encompasses a broad range of disciplines to create a detailed and understandable picture of the physical world using cutting edge technology and working both in and out of doors.

What fields can I specialise in?

Land Surveying: Involves the survey of land (townships or farms) and buildings for the purpose of creating boundaries and rights to that land and property. The Professional Land Surveyor is playing an increasing role in land development and Reform and works at professional level with planners, architects and
engineers.

Geodesy: Geodesy is the study of the shape and size of the earth, its gravity field and national control networks.

Geographic Information: Science (GIS) GIS is the management of information as well as decision support systems using geographically referenced data. Various types of data sets, such as rivers, roads, mapping, and land cover contain numerous pieces of information about a specific feature can all be tied together geographically.

Engineering Surveying: Involves taking measurements for the design, setting out and monitoring of roads, freeways, railways, bridges, tunnels and other large structures.

Remote Sensing & Photogrammetry: Remote sensing is the science of acquiring information about the Earth's surface without actually being in contact with it. This is done by sensing and recording images and processing, analysing, and applying that information.

Mapping & Cartography: The art, science, and technology of map design and production. Cartography applies the fundamental scientific procedures of accurate measurement, classification, and the identification of relationships, to create visual models of our complex world.

Where can I study?

  • A degree in Land Surveying/ Geomatics is a requirement for registration as a Professional Land Surveyor / Geoinformatics Practitioner.
  • The Universities of Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal offer the course B.Sc (Geomatics) degree with a minimum duration of four years


Minimum Requirements & Bursaries

  • A Senior Certificate (with matriculation exemption)
  • Compulsory school subjects: Mathematics and Physical Science at the higher grade.


For further information on this exciting career : :

The Institute of Professional Land Surveyors and Geomaticians of the Western Cape.
Tel: 021 674 0045
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P.O.Box 15873 Vlaeberg 8018

National Geo-spatial Information,
Tel: 021 6584346
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Private Bag X10 Mowbray 7705, or http://www.ngi.gov.za

Chief Surveyor General,
Tel: 021 3225400
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Private Bag X954 Pretoria, or http://csg.dla.gov.za/

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