Sawada, Michael Charles

Michael Charles Sawada

Associate Professor Geographic Information Systems and Geomatics
Associate professor
Faculty of Arts

Contact Information:

Office: 613-562-5800 (1040)
Office: 613-562-5800 (2293)

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Research Information:

My main field of research is applied Geomatics. Geomatics consists of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), Global Positioning systems(GPS), Spatial Analysis, Cartography, and Geodesy. Like information systems in general, geomatics is an enabling science that extends the IT model into the geographic realm with techniques and methods applicable to almost every conceivable discipline. For example, I currently have active projects in fields including: disaster mapping of tsunami devestated regions in the Bay of Bengal, health geography/epidimiology, wireless telecommunications, precision agriculture, and Quaternary climate change among others. Geomatics underlies our everyday activities as the science is used for both the planning and management of anything that exists in geographic space.

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Language Preference:

English only

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