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Geomatics is the science of building efficient earthrelated data production workflows. Such workflows go from initial measurements using diverse technologies to the processing and dissemination of these data in various formats: maps, geospatial databases, field coordinates, spatial statistics, aerial images, and so on. For example, the success of Google Earth relies on an efficient workflow to acquire, integrate, process, and disseminate satellite images, aerial photographs, 3D digital terrain models, road maps, and global positioning system (GPS) positions obtained from heterogeneous sources. Geomatics is thus concerned with the measurement and representation of the earth, its natural and man-made features, its resources, and the phenomena taking place on it. It is also concerned with the influences of geospatial digital workflows on society, organizations, and individuals.

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