One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
treated as singular The branch of science that deals with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data relating to the earth's surface.
- ‘These data may be related to environmental, physical, geographical, social, or engineering phenomena; one key aspect of geomatics as opposed to the former term, surveying, is that geomatics spans many subject areas.’
- ‘At last count, the intranet-based group encompassed 19 different communities, with discussion topics ranging from physics to geomatics.’
- ‘He is a consultant in geomatics and environmental interpretation.’
- ‘Two reference station software packages provide scalable systems for surveying, mapping, and geomatics.’
- ‘He holds a bachelor's degree in geomatics and a master's degree from the Department of Geomatic Sciences at Laval University.’
1980s: from geography and informatics.
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