Geomatics can be defined as the art, science, and technologies related to the management of geographically-referenced information. A Geographic Information System is a tool that allows you to organize and analyze data that can be referenced geographically. Geomatics can be defined as the art, science, and technologies related to the management of geographically-referenced information. A Geographic Information System is a tool that allows you to organize and analyze data that can be referenced geographically. A Geographical Information System designed for the optimal processing of information about utilities and infrastructures such a pipes, cables networks and power lines. A ‘core’ GIS software package that allows users to geographically reference earth features using digitizing tablets, and to create a spatial database. A method of data capture that involves the conversion of data in analogue form, such as maps and aerial photographs, into a digital form that is directly readable by a computer. SQL statements that can be used either interactively or within programming language source code to access and retrieve data stored in a database management system. A satellite based navigational system allowing the determination of any point on the earth’s surface with a high degree of accuracy given a suitable GPS receiver. Land Information System. A system for capturing, storing, checking, integrating, manipulating, analysing and displaying data about land and its use, ownership and development. MAPBASIC: Mobile workforce automation and location-based tools for the extraction and updating of GIS data and related asset management. The measurement of photographic images for the purpose of extracting usefu information, particularly for the creation of accurate maps. A database management system with the ability to access data organized in tabular files that can be related to each other by a common field. An abstraction of the real world where spatial data is expressed as a matrix of cells or pixels, with spatial position implicit in the ordering of the pixels. The technique of obtaining data about the environment and the surface of the earth from a distance, for example, from aircraft or satellite. The measurement and recording or geographically distributed information. Particular types of surveying are topographic, cadastral and geological. Mapping which depicts selected kinds of information relating to one or more specific themes. Examples are soil type, land classification, population density and rainfall maps. A grid system based upon the Transverse Mercator projection. The UTM grid is used for topographic maps and georeferencing satellite images. Software and programming that enables the interaction between client (user) and server (spatial data warehouse) over the World Wide Web. Allows the user to visualize, query, model and analyze data from a standard Internet browser. Source.