Expo Education Partners
Another strong factor inaugurating this event in Calgary is the city boasts two of the largest and most successful geomatics education programs in Canada. The University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering, Geomatics Engineering is one of only three Canadian schools at the university level offering this advanced and specialized education. The other program is the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), Geomatics Engineering Technology, and the Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems.
The Expo is working closely with both schools to create opportunities for leadership, learning, and engagement for students, faculty, and partners by bringing a premier-level trade show to Calgary.
Statement of Support
The Department of Geomatics Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering
The Department of Geomatics Engineering in the Schulich School of Engineering welcomes the Geomatics Expo 2023 to the heart of our city, a renowned hub for Geospatial Technologies. Location technologies such as sensors and IoT, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), mobile robots, 3D imaging systems, remote sensing, satellite navigation, and AI for big geospatial data can help us map our planet and navigate the challenges and opportunities of our interconnected world. Our students, researchers and academic staff are looking forward to being inspired by the latest developments and tools demonstrated at the inaugural tradeshow.
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Components of the geomatics industry have been taught at SAIT since 1918. One famous image of SAIT’s Heritage Hall has a land surveying class out front. SAIT’s Geomatics Engineering Technology program has morphed and developed into one of the largest programs in Canada today. Bringing a world-class Geomatics Expo to Calgary spotlights the innovation and strength of our industry, in western Canada and beyond. The energy, resource, construction and legal industries (to name a few) use geomatics services and products. A locally held expo will provide those industries with networking opportunities while they experience the latest innovations and services available all in one location. The Expo also invigorates conversation about careers in geomatics and works to attract top talent to the industry. This event is an exceptional opportunity for prospective and current students, and industry to network and showcase geomatics.
SAIT Geomatic Engineering Technology Club (GNT)
SAITs Geomatics club supports the GoGeomatics Expo in Calgary. At SAIT we are always trying to broaden the horizons for the future of geomatics, and we believe that the opportunity to have a Geomatics Expo in Calgary is a fantastic chance to help show both students and public the world of Geomatics. We hope the event sheds light on the diverse nature of our studies to many other individuals as it already has to us. The Geomatics community has much to offer, and we hope that this event is the first of many to be held in Calgary. The SAIT Geomatic Engineering Technology Club (GNT Club) is fully supportive of this event and wishes it all the best in terms of success.