Map of Canada Map of Canada showing national parks (green), national historic sites (brown triangles), and National Marine Conservation Areas (blue). The Rideau Canal and Trent Severn Waterway (national historic sites) are also shown in blue

Geomatics is the science and technology of gathering, analyzing, interpreting, distributing, and using geographic information. Parks Canada has been conducting geomatics activity since the first national park was established. In the late 1970’s, Parks Canada began using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to help manage our national parks.

Today, geomatics specialists in national parks across Canada and in the National Office help their fellow Parks Canada team members use geographic information to perform their work more efficiently and effectively. Some geomatics activities are coordinated by the National Geomatics Coordination Team.

Publications

Geomatics in Parks Canada – Volume 2, July 2014 (PDF, 6.5 Mb)
This PDF document describes three examples of how geomatics helps Parks Canada team members perform their work more effectively and efficiently.

Geomatics in Parks Canada – Volume 3, June 2015 (PDF, 5.5 Mb)
This volume of Geomatics in Parks Canada outlines three examples where Geomatics is helping Parks Canada and its partners collaborate in finding solutions that would not be possible for one Agency to take on alone.

Contact Information

National Geomatics Coordinator,
Parks Canada Agency
30, rue Victoria, 4th Floor, (PC-04-C)
Gatineau, Quebec
Canada
J8X 0B3
Email: gco.bcg@pc.gc.ca
Tel: (819) 420-9026