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Bachelor’s degree in Geoinformation and Geomatics Engineering



Geographic information or geoinformation is composed of those georeferenced spatial data that we are constantly using to navigate the land that surrounds us and the phenomena that take place on it. It is estimated that 80% of corporate data in databases worldwide are geoinformation..


Geomatics is the modern scientific term that refers to the group of sciences that deals with the management (capture, processing, analysis, interpretation, dissemination, etc.) of geoinformation using information and communication technologies (ICTs). This new field inherits and integrates topics such as global positioning systems (GPS), cartography and geographic information systems (GISs), surveying and geodesy, photogrammetry and remote sensing, all of which have been substantially updated with the contributions of ICTs.


In 1988, Decree 268/1988 of the Catalan Ministry of Education authorised the introduction of the diploma in Topography; after universities in Madrid, Las Palmas and Mérida, the UPC was the fourth place in Spain where one could take the diploma. Studies in topography are aimed at the development of maps, including cadastral maps, and urban and spatial planning, in addition to traditional surveying of works, both in building construction and civil works. University reform in the European Higher Education Area has meant that the bachelor’s degree in Geoinformation and Geomatics Engineering qualifies graduates to practise as technical topographic engineers.


The extensive application of ICTs in the field of geoinformation (or georeferenced spatial data) has created the need for professionals in this area of knowledge.

On the bachelor’s degree, you will train for a career in fields such as GISs, the use of geoinformation for mobile applications and big data processing, global positioning and navigation systems (GPS-GNSS), smart cities, fleet management, photogrammetry (including the use of drones and UAVs), remote sensing, geodesy and surveying.

These fields are approached from the perspective of innovation and technological development, as well as with respect for the environment.


Follow the links below for the most significant indicators on the bachelor's degree.

- AQU data portal for the bachelor's degree

- UPC data portal for the bachelor's degree

link to the website Estudis Universitaris de Catalunya