[treated as singular] The branch of science that deals with the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data relating to the earth's surface.
- ‘He holds a bachelor's degree in geomatics and a master's degree from the Department of Geomatic Sciences at Laval University.’
- ‘He is a consultant in geomatics and environmental interpretation.’
- ‘Two reference station software packages provide scalable systems for surveying, mapping, and geomatics.’
- ‘At last count, the intranet-based group encompassed 19 different communities, with discussion topics ranging from physics to geomatics.’
- ‘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.’
1980s: blend of geography and informatics.