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Geomatics development receives $900,000 in federal funding


Calgary, AB – Western Economic Diversification Canada is providing $900,000 in funding for research and development of three new leading-edge Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) at the University of Calgarys School of Engineering.

Over the next ten years, major advancements are expected to take place in the field of geomatics technology. This project will dramatically enhance the reliability and accuracy of satellite networks leading to a wide-range of applications from airborne mapping for oil and gas exploration to tracking of animals and people.

[The] contribution from Western Economic Diversification Canada will enable us to carry out research that recognizes our unique position as a national centre of excellence in the field of geomatics location, positioning and navigation technologies, says Dr Grard Lachapelle, head of the U of Cs position, location and navigation group in geomatics engineering, the group receiving the funding.