Natural resources Canada recently released details of an assessment of the state of geomatics in Canada
- There are 2450 firms that make up the Canadian geomatics industry, most are relatively small, with 75% having fewer than 50 employees.
- 94 colleges and universities offer programs in some aspect of geomatics
- Approximately 19,000 jobs have been generated by the industry in Canada, contributing roughly 1.1% to the GDP
- Of particular interest, they point out that Opendata is making a difference
The report concludes that geomatics remains in its early phase and that plenty of opportunity for business exists. See more details about the report HERE