2255 Technical occupations in geomatics and meteorology
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Lead statementTechnical occupations in geomatics include aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information systems, cartographic and photogrammetric technologists and technicians, who gather, analyze, interpret and use geospatial information for applications in natural resources, geology, environmental research and land use planning. Meteorological technologists and technicians observe weather and atmospheric conditions, record, interpret, transmit and report on meteorological data, and provide weather information to the agricultural, natural resources and transportation industries and the public. Geomatics technologists and technicians are employed by all levels of government, utilities, mapping, computer software, forestry, architectural, engineering and consulting firms and other related establishments. Meteorological technologists and technicians are employed by all levels of government, the media, natural resources, utilities and transportation companies and consulting firms.
- climate data processor
- weather station operations technician
- meteorological inspector
- meteorological technician
- ice observer
- surface weather observer
- aerological technician
- avalanche controller
- map editor
- geographic information systems (GIS) technician
- photogrammetric technologist
- remote sensing (RS) technician
- softcopy photogrammetrist
- aerial survey technician
- mapping technician
- weather station officer-in-charge
- climate service technician
- Completion of secondary school is required.
- Geomatics technologists require completion of a two- to three-year college program in cartography, photogrammetry, aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information system or geomatics.
- Geomatics technicians require completion of a one- to two-year college program in cartography, photogrammetry, aerial survey, remote sensing, geographic information system or geomatics.
- In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title ''Professional Technologist''.
- Meteorological technicians require completion of a one-year meteorological technician program provided by the Meteorological Service of Canada.
- Further specialized training is available for meteorological technicians, and may be required by some employers.
- Geomatics is an interdisciplinary field encompassing the collection, analysis and presentation of geographically referenced data.
- Mobility is possible between some occupations in this unit group.
- Airborne geophysical equipment operators
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- Drafting technologists and technicians
- Engineering technologists and technicians who apply geotechnical and topographical information to land use and urban planning
22312231 Civil engineering technologists and technicians)
- Geomatics engineers and surveying engineers
21312131 Civil engineers)
- Land surveyors
- Land survey technologists and technicians
- Meteorologists and climatologists