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Geomatics

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Geomatics is the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting, distributing and using geographic (or spatially referenced) information. Geomatics encompasses a broad range of disciplines: surveying, mapping, remote sensing, GIS and GPS.[1] Geomatics is fairly new, the term was apparently coined by B. Dubuisson in 1969. It includes the tools and techniques used in land surveying, remote sensing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, COMPASS), photogrammetry, and related forms of earth mapping. Originally used in Canada, because the term is similar in French and English, geomatics has been adopted by the International Organization for Standardization, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and many other international authorities, although some (especially in the United States) have shown a preference for the term technology. A good definition can be found on the University of Calgary's web page titled ""What is Geomatic ... more

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System Design Strategies

System Design Strategies is an exclusive resource for the successful design and deployment for geographic information systems technology. This documentation is provided to share system architecture design methodology and the fundamental principles that contribute to system performance and scalability.

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The person who is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation

  1. Nathaniel Bowditch
  2. Ferdinand Magellan
  3. Charlie Marlow

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